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SRI LANKA: Giriulla police illegally arrested, tortured and detained a man for 39 days without producing before any Court

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Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. A.A. Aberathna Bandara was illegally arrested, illegally detained for 39 days and severely tortured by officers attached to the Giriulla Police Station. Aberathna was arrested on 7 February but not produced in court until the 18 March. The police gave the explanation that he had absconded from the police station and had only just been rearrested. The victim and his family members described how brutally his rights were violated and seek an immediate inquiry into the incident. They also plead for urgent measures to protect his life and those of his family members. This case is yet another illustration of the exceptional collapse of the rule of law in the country. Read More...

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