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Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi

Demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha

Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
Sri Lankan human rights activists demonstrate outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
Sanjeewani (L), wife of detained Sri Lankan migrant worker Premanath Perera, cries during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
A Sri Lankan human rights activists looks on in front of a placard during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
Sanjeewani (L), wife of detained Sri Lankan migrant worker Premanath Perera, holds their daughter Savindi during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
A Sri Lankan policeman is seen reflected on an entrance plaque during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankans protest for release of prisoner in Saudi
Sanjeewani (C), wife of detained Sri Lankan migrant worker Premanath Perera, holds daughter Savindi (L) as their son Malshan (R) looks on during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Colombo on July 11, 2012. The demonstrators demanded the release of Sri Lankan worker Premanath Perera who had been jailed in Saudi Arabia for allegedly worshipping an image of Buddha. Activists say the Sri Lankan worker had been convicted recently and want Sri Lankan authorities to secure his release and bring him back to the island. (AFP/Getty Images)