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Sri Lanka: Investigators of alleged army killings of protesters should be truly independent - 5 August 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Investigators of alleged army killings of protesters should be truly independe The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force by its members after three protesters demonstrating over access to drinking water The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force after three men demonstrating over access to drinking water were killed over the weekend. Media Node:  sri lanka Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 16' 2.28" N, 80° 59' 28.3596" E “The Sri Lankan army should have never been policing unarmed demonstrators in the first place, and having them investigate their own alleged abuses is simply ridiculous. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Asia Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Sri Lanka: “Tell the Truth”: A six point human rights agenda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo Description:  Report, 26 June 2013 URL:  Torture in Sri Lanka - ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’ Description:  Feature, 26 June 2013 URL:  'There are no human rights in Sri Lanka' Description:  Feature, 1 May 2013

Torture au Sri Lanka : «Plusieurs fois j'ai perdu connaissance» - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka - «Plusieurs fois j'ai perdu connaissance» Thevan (le prénom a été modifié) a des flashs-back sur les journées insupportables pendant lesquelles il a été torturé dans une cellule de la police à Colombo, la capitale du Sri Lanka. Détenu plusieurs mois, Thevan a été torturé par les forces de sécurité qui voulaient lui faire « avouer » qu’il appartenait aux Tigres libérateurs de l'Eelam tamoul (LTTE). Media Node:  Sri Lanka_fr Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 33' 45.9144" N, 80° 51' 33.75" E “J’avais les yeux bandés et les mains attachées dans le dos. Parfois on nous cognait la tête contre le mur ou on nous donnait des coups de pied à la poitrine. Plusieurs fois j'ai été à demi inconscient ou j'ai perdu connaissance. Quand je revenais à moi, des gens étaient en train de me frapper. Ils disaient : “Tu dois reconnaître que tu fais partie des Tigres tamouls et tu dois signer ces papiers” ” Source:  Thevan (le prénom a été modifié) “Le récit de Thevan est une parfaite illustration du mauvais fonctionnement du système judiciaire au Sri Lanka. Le fait qu'il n'a été inculpé d'aucune infraction, qu'il a été maintes fois torturé et qu'il n'a jamais su s'il allait être détenu pendant un ou deux jours, pendant cinq mois ou 30 ans, montre exactement ce qui ne va pas dans le système.” Source:  Polly Truscott, directrice adjointe du programme Asie-Pacifique d'Amnesty International URL:  Lire cet article en cingalais Description:  Article, 26 juin 2013 URL:  Passez à l'action ! Description:  Pétition, 26 juin 2013 URL:  Torture en Érythrée : «&nbsp;Toutes les nuits, on entend les cris de gens qui se font battre&nbsp;» Description:  Article, 25 juin 2013 URL:  Torture au Mexique : «Je continue de penser que c'était un cauchemar» Description:  Article, 24 juin 2013 URL:  «Il n'y a pas de droits humains au Sri Lanka» Description:  Article, 1<sup>er</sup>&nbsp;mai 2013

Torture in Sri Lanka - ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’ - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  ‘Many times I would lose consciousness’ Thevan (not his real name) has flashbacks of the impossible days he spent being tortured in a police cell in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Thevan spent many months in detention in Sri Lanka, where security forces tortured him into "confessing" to being part of the Tamil Tigers. Media Node:  Sri Lanka Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 33' 45.9144" N, 80° 51' 33.75" E “I was blindfolded and with my hands tied behind my back. Sometimes our heads were banged against the wall or we would be kicked on our chests. Many times I was half conscious or would lose consciousness. When I would come back I would find people hitting me. They used to say: ‘You must accept that you are part of the Tamil Tigers and you must sign these papers’.” Source:  Sri Lankan torture survivor. “Thevan’s story clearly shows how poorly the legal system functions in Sri Lanka. The fact that there was no charge against him, that he was repeatedly tortured, and had no idea if was going to be held in prison for a day or two, five months or 30 years, shows exactly what is wrong with the system.” Source:  Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia-Pacific Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Read this feature in Sinhalese Description:  Feature, 24 June 2013 URL:  Take Action! Description:  Feature, 1 May 2013 URL:  Torture in Mexico: ‘I still think it was a nightmare’ Description:  Feature, 25 June 2013 URL:  'There are no human rights in Sri Lanka' URL:  Torture in Eritrea: ‘Every night you hear shouts and cries of people being beaten’
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Disparitions forcées

Plus de 20 disparitions forcées présumées ont été signalées.


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عمليات الإخفاء القسري

وردت أنباء عن وقوع ما يربو على 20 عملية اختفاء قسري.


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Enforced disappearances

More than 20 alleged enforced disappearances were reported.


Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent

The Sri Lankan government is intensifying its crackdown on critics through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks, Amnesty International said in a report released today. The Sri Lankan government is intensifying its crackdown on critics through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

Sri Lanka. Arrestation d'un éminent homme politique musulman de l'opposition

L'homme politique musulman de premier plan, opposant au gouvernement, arrêté jeudi 2 mai 2013 au Sri Lanka doit être immédiatement libéré ou inculpé d'une infraction reconnue par le droit international, a déclaré Amnesty International. L'homme politique musulman de premier plan, opposant au gouvernement, arrêté jeudi 2 mai 2013 au Sri Lanka doit être immédiatement libéré ou inculpé d'une infraction reconnue par le

Sri Lanka: Prominent Muslim politician and government critic arrested

A prominent Muslim politician and government critic arrested today in Sri Lanka must be immediately released or charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International said. A prominent Muslim politician and government critic arrested today in Sri Lanka must be immediately released or charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International

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