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SRI LANKA: AHRC complains to the IGP about the notorious torturer Sergeant Basnayake of Chilaw

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Sanjeewa Edirisinghe and Presly Fernando

Open Letter : Threats of assassination if the victim were to visit a hospital for treatment after release on bail. The victim did not visit a hospital for treatment for a few days as a result; this aggravated his injuries. Later, he admitted himself to the Chilaw hospital. He was immediately transferred to the Ragama hospital, where he was examined and began treatment as an in-patient. According to medical reports, he has suffered extensive nerve injury; a long period of treatment will be needed for him to be able to use his arms again. Read More...

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Torture in Sri Lanka

Torture is endemic in Sri Lanka is it practiced at every police station and detention centre including those kept under the Terrorism Investigating Unit. Torture is the mode by which crimes are investigated and this implies even investigations into many offences. Torture is often used to implicate innocent people particularly from low income backgrounds in cases where the police have filed to find the actual culprits in these cases. Torture is often accompanied with the filing of fabrication of charges.

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