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Amnesty International  Report 2013


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Beheading of domestic worker shows Saudi Arabia at odds ...
9 January 2013

A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.

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Sri Lanka: Further information: Crackdown on students ...
11 December 2012

One student is believed to have been released on bail, but many more have been arrested. Several are held incommunicado, putting them at much greater ...

Urgent Action       ASA 37/015/2012

Sri Lanka: Students at risk of torture following march
4 December 2012

Four students were arrested on 1 December in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of the police. They are being held ...

Urgent Action       ASA 37/014/2012

Amnesty International | Sri Lanka: How UN failed during Sri ...
14 November 2012

The UN failed to protect civilians during Sri Lanka's armed conflict according its own report, released today, prompting Amnesty International to renew ...

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Amnesty International | Sri Lanka: Violence at Welikada prison
9 November 2012

Clashes between prisoners and guards broke out at Colombo's Welikada prison today after members of Sri Lanka's Special Task Force (STF), an elite ...

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Sri Lanka's empty promises and denial of rights crisis exposed ...
1 November 2012

The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo's continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.

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Sri Lanka: Continuing impunity, arbitrary detentions, torture ...
30 October 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY AI index: ASA 37/011/2012. 30 October 2012 Sri Lanka: Continuing ...

PressItem       ASA 37/011/2012

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 14th ...
1 September 2012

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights ...

Document       IOR 41/019/2012

Sri Lanka: No real will to account: Shortcomings in Sri Lanka's ...
30 August 2012

The PDF links to the Sinhala translation.

Document       ASA 37/010/2012

Sri Lanka: No real will to account: Shortcomings in Sri Lanka's ...
30 August 2012

Sri Lanka's failure to account for serious violations of human rights has created a climate of impunity where arbitrary detentions, torture and other ill-treatment ...

Document       ASA 37/010/2012