UN asked to intervene in missing cartoonist case

The AP is reporting that five media groups have asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene in a case of a missing Sri Lankan cartoonist/writer who disappeared over a year ago.

“Ekneligoda?s disappearance and the failure of the government to conduct a credible investigation underscore the degree of impunity in crimes against journalists that is all too common in Sri Lanka.
“We feel the UN should intervene considering its human rights mandate and the government of Sri Lanka’s glaring failure to take action on this issue.”