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President Obama Speaks Out on Behalf of Sri Lanka Journalist May 3rd, 2009

j_s_tissainayagamPresident Obama supported detained journalist J.S. Tissainayagam in Sri Lanka in his May 1st speech on World Press Freedom Day. He spoke of those “…who face intimidation, censorship, and arbitrary arrest – [who are] guilty of nothing more than a passion for truth and a tenacious belief that a free society depends on an informed citizenry.”

Mr. Tissainaygam has been held for over a year, on charges that are widely believed to be without substance.

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