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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Amnesty's 'Stop Torture' campaign highlights continuing use of torture in Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 14 May 2014

Amnesty International's new campaign, 'Stop Torture', highlighted the extensive use of torture as a 'fact of life' across Asia, including in Sri Lanka.

Highlighting the use of torture in extracted confessions from detainees, the 'Stop Torture' report noted:

"Police forces in countries including China, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, at times torture individuals during interrogation and pre-trial detention, often forcing detainees to “confess” to a crime. Sometimes prisoners are even tortured to death.
In Sri Lanka – where the National Human Rights Commission registered 86 complaints of torture in the first three months of 2013 alone – prisoners have died after being brutally abused in custody."
See full report here.


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