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THE family of a Bahrain-based author arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly offending Buddhism hope she will be released after she appears in court today.

THE family of a Bahrain-based author arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly offending Buddhism hope she will be released after she appears in court today.

Sarah Malanie Perera, detained in the capital Colombo, had been held without charge since she was taken into custody about two weeks ago.

The authorities have yet to give precise details of her offence, but it is understood two of her recently published books allegedly offended ethnic Sinhalese Buddhists, who account for more than 70 per cent of Sri Lanka’s 20 million population.

Ms Perera’s lawyers filed a case at the Supreme Court in Colombo last Tuesday demanding her immediate release, but it stalled as police never brought her to court. More….

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Written by lankamuslim.com

April 6, 2010 at 9:28 am

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