IPI Calls Impunity a ‘Dark Stain’ on Sri Lankan Government
The International Press Institute joined other leading media rights organisations today in condemning a “culture of impunity and indifference” over attacks on journalists in Sri Lanka. IPI has pushed for action by highlighting in its Justice Denied Campaign the case of Subramaniyam Sukirtharajan, a journalist shot dead in the eastern city of Trincomalee by assailants on a motorcycle on 24 January 2006. “A hostile environment of intolerance by the top political leadership has created a culture of impunity and indifference making every day hunting season for attacks on media staff,” the International Mission said in releasing the report.
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