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Prosecute and Fire Judge Sarath de Abrew NOW

Prosecute and Fire Judge Sarath de Abrew NOW

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This petition has been created by International Domestic Workers F. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
International Domestic Workers F.
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On June 26th, Supreme Court Judge Sarath de Abrew raped and brutally attacked a domestic worker in his home in Sri Lanka. She was later admitted into the emergency room with severe injuries, including a fractured skull. Tragically, this is not the first time Sarath de Abrew has been accused of assaulting domestic workers. And unless the Sri Lankan government takes action NOW, it may not be the last.

No worker should have to fear for his or her life.

Despite the repeated abuse and violence, Sarath de Abrew is now free on bail. We are calling on the Sri Lankan government and President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately charge Sarath de Abrew and put him on trial. The Judicial Service Commission must also take action and discharge him from his post of Judge NOW.

Without access to rights and legal protections, domestic workers often face many forms of violence, including sexual assault. The Sri Lankan government must implement legal provisions to give speedy justice to rape and assault victims and enforce strict sentences for employers who abuse and exploit domestic workers.

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El 26 de junio, el juez del Tribunal Supremo, Sarath de Abrew, violo y ataco brutalmente una trabajadora del hogar en Sri Lanka. Más tarde, ella fue admitida en la sala de emergencias con lesiones corporal graves, incluyendo una fractura de cráneo . Trágicamente , esta no es la primera vez que Sarath de Abrew ha sido acusado de agredir a las trabajadoras del hogar . Y a menos que el gobierno de Sri Lanka toma medidas AHORA mismo, puede que no sea la última vez.

Ningún trabajador debería tener temer por su vida.

A pesar de los abusos y la violencia repetida, Sarath de Abrew está libre bajo fianza. El gobierno de Sri Lanka y el presidente Maithripala Sirisena tienen que cobrar de inmediato Sarath de Abrew y llevarlo a juicio. La Comisión del Servicio Judicial también debe tomar medidas inmediatas y despedir al Juez Abrew AHORA mismo.

Sin acceso a los derechos y protecciones legales , los trabajadores domésticos a menudo se enfrentan a muchas formas de violencia , incluyendo asalto sexual. El gobierno de Sri Lanka debe aplicar las dar pronta justicia a las víctimas de violación y asalto y hacer cumplir las sentencias estrictas para los empleadores que abusan y explotan a los trabajadores domésticos.