The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has stated that prominent lawyer and human rights activist Hejaaz Hizbullah has tested positive for COVID -19.
Hizbullah was due to be produced in court today(07th Jan). The CID informed court that he has been placed under quarantine after testing positive.
Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested on charges of maintaining contacts with one suicide bomber involved in the 2019 Easter Sunday Terror attacks.
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekara today(07th Jan) informed Parliament that Hejaaz Hizbullah has been accused of many wrongdoings in connection to the Easter Sunday Attacks.
Minister Weerasekara made the statement today in response to a question raised by Opposition MP Lakshman Kiriella on the detention of Hizbullah for nearly 09- months without charges.