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Urgent Action update: Grave fears for prisoners on death row

Amnesty International has received reports indicating that the President was due to consider signing execution warrants as early as the week of 24 June. Should this be confirmed, up to 13 prisoners would be put at imminent risk of execution There is completely secrecy around the dates of any scheduled executions, as well as identities of the death row prisoners most at risk. Amnesty International has not been able to confirm whether the individuals had fair trials, access to lawyers or whether they were able to engage in a meaningful clemency process. Sri Lanka has not implemented this ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment for more than four decades. It should continue to honour a tradition that chooses life instead of vengeance. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Sinhalese to:


President of Sri Lanka
Maithripala Sirisena 
Presidential Secretariat
Galle Face
Colombo 01
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fax: +94 (11) 2340340
Salutation: Dear H.E. President


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HER EXCELLENCY MISS MANISHA GUNASEKERA High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 13 Hyde Park Gardens W2 2LU 020 7262 1841 Fax 020 7262 7970

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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