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Sri Lanka: Further information on Fear of safety: W M Sunil Shantha

, Index number: ASA 37/014/2000

At a court hearing on 30 May 2000, the judge postponed the case of the trial against a press officer and a civilian charged in connection with the "disappearance" of six young men in December 1989 on the basis that an inquiry was going on into threats against W M Sunil Shantha, a key witness in the trial.

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