SRI LANKA: BRIEFING TO COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

[Amnesty]

This briefing is submitted to the Committee against Torture (hereafter the Committee) prior to its consideration of Sri Lanka’s combined third and fourth periodic reports on its implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereafter the Convention). It details Amnesty International’s concern about a persistent pattern of torture and other ill‐treatment of detainees, including individuals detained under the Emergency Regulations or the Prevention of Terrorism Act on suspicion of links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), as well as individuals arrested in the course of civil policing — criminal suspects as well as those wrongfully arrested at the behest of third parties engaged in personal disputes.

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