« A security force insider has told ITJP researchers that military intelligence officials operating from JOSEF camp ‘were actively looking for any Tamils returning home from abroad in order to interrogate them’, since President Maithripala Sirisena was elected to office in 2015. ITJP has recorded eight accounts of torture and abuse that happened after January 8, 2015, the most recent in July 2015. »
A new report named “An Unfinished War: Torture and Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka, 2009 – 2014″ published today details evidence of ongoing sexual violence and torture in Sri Lanka – some as recent as February 2014 – from international human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) and The International Truth & Justice Project, Sri Lanka.
« Horrifying details of sexual and physical abuse, including forced oral sex, anal rape and water torture, have been documented in a new report on Sri Lanka’s treatment of Tamils after the end of the 2009 civil war, which includes testimony from returned asylum seekers and raises further questions about Australia’s deportation of Tamils. »
The full report with witness testimonies can be downloaded from here: http://www.stop-torture.com/
23 October 2013 Last updated at 22:49 BST
« The BBC has spoken to people in Sri Lanka who say they have been threatened with rape and tortured at the hands of officials.
The group Human Rights Watch says rape and sexual violence are widely used against detainees, something the government denies.
Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister has said the country’s investigations into human rights violations have been adequate.
With less than a month to go until the Commonwealth conference in Sri Lanka, the government there has rejected calls for it to co-operate with an international inquiry into human rights violations. »
Click to watch the video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24648595
Sri Lankan security forces have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in May 2009, Human Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present.
Click on the link to read the article: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/26/sri-lanka-rape-tamil-detainees