Australian rights activist expelled from Sri Lanka for engaging in “anti-government” activities

Posted on November 1, 2013 • Filed under: Sri Lanka, Tourist Arrested reports that Sri Lankan authorities on Friday wiped all the data from the computer of an Australian media rights activist as she and a colleague were kicked out of the country, a local rights group said. Jacqui Park and fellow Australian Jean Worthington were packed onto a plane that flew out of Colombo airport a day after authorities ordered their expulsion for “anti-government” activities. But, according to members of the local Free Media Movement (FMM), Park was only allowed to board after plane-clothes investigators removed all data from her personal laptop at the end of two days of questioning. Read article

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