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Sri Lankan media watchdog slams attempt to arrest journalist for remarks on anti-Muslim riots
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Sri Lankan media watchdog slams attempt to arrest journalist for remarks on anti-Muslim riots

The Sri Lanka Free Media Movement (SLFMM) has said police were trying to prosecute Kusal Perera, a senior journalist who wrote a column in Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper over the anti-Muslim violence.

Pakistan witnesses no let-up in executions by military courts, UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern
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Pakistan witnesses no let-up in executions by military courts, UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern

The United Nations (UN) has asked Pakistan to review the legislation relating to military courts that gives them the authority to impose the death penalty, reform military courts to ensure fair trial and to ensure that coerced confessions are never admissible in legal proceedings, after a recent, first-ever UN review of the country’s record of implementing its civil and political rights.