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Sri Lanka urged not to harass victims, activists

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — An international human rights group has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the security of activists, journalists, and others who met with the United Nations’ rights chief during her recent visit to the island nation.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said the government should investigate allegations that security forces harassed people who met with Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, last week. Pillay was visiting to assess Sri Lanka’s human rights situation before reporting to the UN Human Rights Council later this month.

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