[JURIST] Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was freed from prison Monday after being pardoned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Fonseka, who is credited with bringing an end to the 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was arrested [JURIST report] shortly after his defeat in the January 2009 presidential election in which he ran against Rajapaksa. He was convicted on corruption charges [JURIST report] in...

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