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Arrest of Muslim author ‘illegal’

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Lawyers for the Muslim author arrested on charges of anti-state activities accuse Sri Lankan authorities of illegal arrest and detention.

Alex Fernando, counsel for Sarah Malani Perera, told BBC Sandeshaya that he is yet to be informed of the reasons for the arrest. “She too has not been informed of any reasons for the arrest,” he said.

Mrs. Perera, who converted from Buddhism to Islam, was forced to remove the face veil by the officers at Mirihana police station, he said.A family friend who wished to be anonymous told the BBC that “they had made a video out of it and they were taking photographs against her will.”

Religious harassment

But the police spokesman said that he was  not  aware of such harassment.

Superintendant of Police (SP) Prishantha Jayakody told BBC Sandeshaya that Mrs. Perera has been detained under a detention order ( DO) for anti-state activity. more..


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March 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

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