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SRI LANKA: A TV Interview with Basil Fernando regarding the appointment of public officials in Sri Lanka

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Statement : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an interview by Mr. Basil Fernando, Director - Policies & Programmes of the AHRC in Sirasa TV, News 1st, Live on 26th April 2016. Read More...

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The Police Torture Epidemic in Sri Lanka

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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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