Lawyers write to BASL over Hejaaz Hizbullah’s arrest

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Over 150 lawyers have written to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) with regards to, what they say is the unlawful detention and lack of access to lawyers for Attorney at Law Hejaaz Hizbullah.

In the letter, the lawyers raised deep concern as Attorneys at Law regarding the very serious situation surrounding the detention of Hejaaz Hizbullah, Attorney at Law in denial of his right to due access to legal counsel and his family.

“We believe that as the professional body entrusted with safeguarding a conducive environment for its members to engage in professional duties freely and fearlessly, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) should take swift, effective and meaningful action where legal guarantees of its members are denied,” the letter said.