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Sri Lanka: An assessment of the human rights situation

, Index number: ASA 37/001/1993

This report summarizes the findings of an AI delegation which visited Sri Lanka in October 1992. It assesses the implementation of recommendations made to the government by AI in 1991, which included proposals to prevent "disappearances", to protect detainees and their families and to halt extrajudicial executions. The report also describes the present situation in the northeast and south of the country: AI has received reports of "disappearances", torture, political imprisonment, intimidation and killings from these areas. These violations occur in the context of conflict between government forces and the armed opposition: the report includes information on abuses committed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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