Fundamental Rights of arrested JVPers have been violated: SC

Fundamental Rights of arrested JVPers have been violated: SC

Fundamental Rights of arrested JVPers have been violated: SC

Written by Staff Writer

06 Oct, 2015 | 6:49 pm

The Supreme Court has declared that the fundamental rights of  two JVP supporters who were arrested and produced in court for pasting posters have been violated.

The posters depicted text which read Stop media suppression, and respect democracy.

This was following the consideration of a fundamental rights petition that was filed by  JVP supporters.

The Supreme Court ordered the Inspector General of Police to pay damages of Rs.25,000 to each of the petitioners. The petition was taken up before a bench comprising Justices Priyasad Depp, Sisira De Abrew and S. Gunaratne.

The two members of the JVP were arrested on January 12, 2009.

The Supreme Court Judgement also draws reference to the setting of fire to a leading media institution and the assassination of Lasantha Wickremetunga during this time period.

The judgement goes on to note that under such circumstances, arresting these two petitioners and producing them in court amounts to a violation of their fundamental rights.

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