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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Urge the release of former commander of the Sri Lankan Army and Presidential candidate General (Ret.) Sarath Fonseka
We feel Gen. (Ret) Sarath Fonseka’s incarceration is illegal, and goes against all that Sri Lanka should achieve as a democratic nation.
President Mahinda Rajapakse over the past 6 years has systematically eroded the democratic fabric of Sri Lanka by usurping the powers of the judiciary, law enforcement branches and other key bodies, through politicizing the organs of a democratic system, and through his refusal to implement the 17th amendment to the Constitution.
The manner in which Gen Fonseka was charged and sentenced goes against the norms and previous practices of the law of Sri Lanka. His abduction and incarceration, following his bid for Presidency , perfectly illustrate the erosion of the rule of law, and the systemic and violent silencing of political opposition in Sri Lanka.
Created: Nov 20, 2011
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Human Rights
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SIGNATURES NEEDED BY DECEMBER 23, 2011 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,00016,465TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION8,535
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