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Amnesty International Monday launched a global campaign in response to the rising threat against protest rights around the world. In a press release, Amnesty International singled out countries such as Russia, France and Sri Lanka as areas where the right to protest has been seriously curbed. Recently, Russians gathered across Russian cities to protest the [...]

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Sri Lankan Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe declared another state of emergency on Monday as anti-government protests around the country entered their hundredth day. On July 13, the ruling president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled the country with his family after the President’s House and the Prime Minister’s office in Colombo were stormed by demonstrators, resulting in the [...]

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Sri Lanka lifted a government curfew Sunday for the Buddhist holiday of Vesak on May 16. The curfew was put in place on May 9 after violence broke out amid protests against current Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The curfew was instituted under Sri Lanka’s Public Security Ordinance Part III. The [...]

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