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Sri Lanka: Further information: Lawyer detained without trial for over a year: Hejaaz Hizbullah

Index Number: ASA 37/4468/2021

Hejaaz Hizbullah, a prominent Sri Lankan lawyer, was arrested on 14 April 2020 and has since been detained on trumped-up charges under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Hejaaz Hizbullah has been targeted for his work, and his advocacy for the rights of Muslim minorities in the country. He is a prisoner of conscience and must me immediately and unconditionally released and all charges against him dropped.

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