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Ranil says torture report will be addressed after OISL report is released

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that reports of torture of Tamils under the island’s new government, as detailed by the charity Freedom From Torture in a report today, would be addressed after the UN Human Rights Council session in September.

Speaking to Reuters, Mr Wickremesinghe was asked about the latest report by Freedom From Torture, which detailed the ongoing torture of Tamils by Sri Lankan security forces.

"All this will be addressed after the final report of the U.N. Human Rights Commission will be made available," said Mr Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka is currently the subject of an investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which is examining the final stages of the armed conflict where tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were massacred, mainly by Sri Lankan government shelling.

See our earlier post: Strong international involvement needed to address ongoing torture in Sri Lanka says Freedom From Torture (13 Aug 2015)

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