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Sri Lanka: Fear of torture / medical concern / death in custody

, Index number: ASA 37/015/2000

Police have arrested five young men: Sinnathamby Pradeepan; Poopalaratnam Arulramesh; Gunasekaran Sathiyaseelan; Amithamby Eswaran and Ganesh Chandrakanthan (killed) on suspicion of involvement with the armed opposition group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). One is known to have died in custody, and the others are believed to have been severely tortured.

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