FMM condemns arrest of journalist Ruwan Weerakoon
FMM requests that the Inspector General of Police disclose the reasons behind the arrest and detention of Ruwan Weerakoon and make arrangements for him to receive legal aid immediately, if the TID intends to keep him in detention.
It was just a month ago that President Mahinda Rajapaksha ordered police to inform him before arresting any media personnel. FMM would like to know whether that procedure was followed in arresting Ruwan Weerakoon and whether presidential consent was obtained for the arrest.
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