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Sri Lanka: Fear for safety/ fear of torture

, Index number: ASA 37/002/2003

Nandini Herat is being detained at Kandy remand prison in Kandy district, while awaiting trial proceedings on a charge of theft. Amnesty International fears that there may be reprisals against her and her family after the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Wariyapola police in Kurunegala district was charged with torturing Nandini Herat in detention.

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