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Sri Lankan Police reject US State Dept report

Sri Lankan Police have rejected charges of torture raised in the US State Department’s 2012 Human Rights report, slamming the allegations as “baseless”.

The report, released earlier this week stated that there were still credible reports of torture of civilians carried out by security forces, noting “"a disproportionate number of victims of human rights violations were Tamils".

Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody called the allegations “baseless”, adding,

"There have not been such reports in recent times".

Earlier this year Human Rights Watch also released a report detailing the rape, torture and sexual abuse of Tamils committed by Sri Lankan Security Forces.

See our earlier post:

Sri Lanka's systematic rape of Tamil detainees – HRW (26 February 2013)

 

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