Posts Tagged ‘rehabilitation’

Sri Lanka: The Need for Reconciliation after Atrocities

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war ended in May 2009 when the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). For more than 25 years, the LTTE had been fighting for a separate state for the nation’s minority Tamil population.

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Ex Tamil Tiger rebels ‘free to join Sri Lanka police’

Monday, January 30th, 2012


Police in Sri Lanka say that former Tamil Tiger fighters are free to apply to join the police force.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011


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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