A human rights group wants Singapore’s authorities to arrest Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabayer Rajapaksa who entered the city state on a private visit and had not sought or been granted asylum. Photo: AFP
A human rights group wants Singapore’s authorities to arrest Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabayer Rajapaksa who entered the city state on a private visit and had not sought or been granted asylum. Photo: AFP
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Singapore urged to arrest Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa by South Africa-based human rights group

  • The International Truth and Justice Project says former president Rajapaksa should be detained and questioned about his role in nation’s decades-long civil war
  • ITJP says, based on universal jurisdiction the alleged abuses are subject to prosecution in Singapore, where he fled after months of unrest over economic crisis

A human rights group wants Singapore’s authorities to arrest Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabayer Rajapaksa who entered the city state on a private visit and had not sought or been granted asylum. Photo: AFP
A human rights group wants Singapore’s authorities to arrest Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabayer Rajapaksa who entered the city state on a private visit and had not sought or been granted asylum. Photo: AFP
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