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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Sri Lanka urged to enforce laws against torture, ill-treatment
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On November 7, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) reported that Sri Lanka had failed to successfully investigate allegations of torture. AI made the announcement on the eve of a UN Committee Against Torture review. The Sri Lankan Convention Against Torture (CAT) had previously completed three prosecutions from 1998 to 2008. AI has called for enforcement of additional penalties against those engaged in torture against detainees. Previous reports from other organizations had urged the government of Sri Lanka to further investigate alleged war crimes.

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