‘Lawyers for Lawyers’ call for Hejaaz Hizbullah’s release

‘Lawyers for Lawyers’ call for Hejaaz Hizbullah’s release

‘Lawyers for Lawyers’ call for Hejaaz Hizbullah’s release

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Jan, 2022 | 9:37 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The case against Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah at the Puttalam High Court will be taken up on 28 January 2022.

In the run-up to the hearing, Lawyers for Lawyers has sent a letter to the Sri Lankan authorities to express concern about the trial and ongoing detention of Hejaaz Hizbullah, who is the first lawyer to have been detained under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Lawyers for Lawyers call upon the Sri Lankan authorities to release Hizbullah and drop all charges against him unless credible evidence is presented in proceedings that respect fair trial guarantees and put an end to all acts of harassment against him, including at the judicial level, and guarantee in all circumstances that all lawyers in Sri Lanka are able to carry out their legitimate professional activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.

 

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