Journalists demand action against PSD

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 July 2001, 15:50 GMT]
Journalists and opposition parliamentarians Tuesday demonstrated in front of the Fort Railway station in downtown Colombo, urging the Government to act against "intimidation" from the Presidential Security Division (PSD).

Members of the PSD reportedly assaulted press photographers at an opposition rally two years ago. The protesters, numbering more than a hundred, said that despite repeated complaints to authorities, no action has been taken so far.

Sources said that men in camouflaged uniform assaulted journalists putting up posters in Colombo to mark yesterday's anniversary of the attack by PSD.

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Photo: TamilNet

 

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