U.S. slams Duminda Silva’s release
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The United States has condemned the release of former MP Duminda Silva on a special presidential pardon.
Silva, who was convicted and sentenced to death over murder charges, was released on Thursday (24) under a special presidential pardon. U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz, took to Twitter, stating that although the early release of the prisoners who were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was welcomed, pardons as those granted to Silva undermine the rule of law.
Sixteen prisoners who were detained under the PTA and 77 others who had been imprisoned for minor offences were released by the Government yesterday (24), in view of Poson Poya.
(Source: Ceylon Today)
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I remember reading on the 19th Nov 2020 on the UN news website something like ” A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.”
These three people are responsible for more than one death!
Hi Indra Akke,
You are on the spot. Perfect.
The prisoner was released per provisions of the Constitution.
The people of USA elected a joker as President in 2016 and they reaped what they sowed.
Actions within our emerald island are within the last letter of our sovereign Constitution.
Do not worry; we are on the pathway to “Vistas of prosperity and Splendor” which no other Nation in the World could claim.