Sri Lanka: Locked away: Sri Lanka's security detainees

Sri Lanka: Locked away: Sri Lanka's security detainees

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Index Number: ASA 37/003/2012
Date Published: 13 March 2012
Categories: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s long war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in 2009, but its legacy of unlawful detention continues. Thousands of people have been arbitrarily detained under repressive anti-terrorism laws. This report exposes unlawful detention practices in Sri Lanka as part of an ongoing pattern of human rights violations that has persisted long after the armed conflict ended. The authorities must stop these practices, investigate and prosecute reported human rights violations against detainees, and repeal or amend laws that do not conform to international human rights standards.


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