Editor of a Sri Lanka English weekly badly beaten up and bruised
May 22nd, 2008
Keith Noyahr, deputy editor with the English weekly The Nation, was abducted on Thursday night.
A day later, he was dropped off near his residence, badly beaten up and bruised, says the Free Media Movement, a media rights group in Sri Lanka.
The bruised face of Keith Noyahr (Photo: lankadissent.com)
Earlier in an urgent press release, FMM requested all press freedom organizations to take urgent action to get the journalist released:
Statement by Free Media Movement:
Keith Noyahr, Defence writer of English weekly The Nation, is reported missing from late evening today 22nd May 2008.
He has left his office around 10.30 pm but has not reached home. His vehicle was found close to his house, head lights and engine running.
Editor of the nation has made a complaint to the Dehiwala police on the incident.
FMM requests all press freedom orgaisations to take urgent action to save the life of journalist Keith Noyahr.
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