UN Rights Expert To Travel To Sri Lanka In August To Assess Freedom Of Religion - OHCHR
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed will travel to Sri Lanka this week to examine the state of freedom of religion or belief in that country, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a press release on Tuesday.
The UN Special Rapporteur will assess progress achieved in the implementation of recommendations made in 2005 and identify emerging challenges to the enjoyment of the freedom of religion in Sri Lanka, the release said.
On April 21, Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a series of deadly bombings in which more than 250 people were killed. The Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks.