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Unlock the SL camps

October 24, 2009


The monsoon is coming, and thousands of innocent Sri Lankans are trapped in crowded internment camps. They are desperate to leave.

Tell the Sri Lankan government to let them out


A quarter of a million displaced Sri Lankans who are being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps. They cannot leave the camps, which are overcrowded and lack basic sanitation facilities.

Call on the Sri Lankan government to immediately allow the displaced civilians freedom of movement: those who wish to leave the camps should be free to do so. Urge them to place the camps under civilian, not military, management and to allow aid agencies, journalists and human rights observers full, unhindered access to the camps to carry out their functions and prevent possible abuses.

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