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Sri Lanka: Rape / fear for safety

, N° d'index: ASA 37/009/1997

Velan Rasamma, aged 34, Velan Vasantha, aged 28: On 17 March 1997 Velan Rasamma, a widow, and her sister, Velan Vasantha, were allegedly raped by four soldiers at their home in Mayilampaveli Colony, Batticaloa district. A medical examination was carried out on the women at a local hospital and a complaint was made to the local police at Eravur and to the local Joint Operations Commander. However, to date, no action appears to have been taken against the alleged perpetrators.

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