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Sri Lanka: Ill-treatment/ Fear of Torture/ Medical concern/ Arbitrary detention

, Index number: ASA 37/018/2008

Writer and publisher Vadivel Jasikaran and his wife Valarmathi Jasikaran have been held without charge by the police Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), in the capital, Colombo, since 6 March 2008. They are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. According to local sources Valarmathi Jasikaran has not received the regular medical attention she requires following a stomach operation.

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