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March 28, 2011

Missing Sri Lankan Cartoonist In Context Of Wider Abuses

This article from a human rights group puts last year's pre-election disappearance of cartoonist/journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda in the context of wider abuses aimed at the journalistic organization for which he works. The latest is the burning of the publication's offices over the winter, and its subsequent decampment to a new location, the criticism they've received for the political nature of that new location, the arrests for the arson that did not seem to match up to the available evidence and the potential that the newsgatherers themselves are to be charged. It certainly sounds like an assault on a wider scale than one missing man.
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