SLRC commences examination over alleged abuse of detained persons

SLRC commences examination over alleged abuse of detained persons

SLRC commences examination over alleged abuse of detained persons

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jun, 2016 | 7:17 am

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission says that complaints filed by two individuals who had been subject to abuse while being detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, have been taken up for examination.

Commissioner, Attorney-at-Law Saliya Peiris said that instructions had been issued to officials of the Terrorist Investigations Division, to subject the two individuals for medical examinations before a Judicial Medical Officer.

Further action is to be taken after the medical reports are released. Attorney Saliya Peiris stated that complaints had been lodged by a number of individuals citing that they were subject to abuse while being detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

As a result, Saliya Peiris noted that a set of guidelines will be issued to the police by next week, with regard to the treatment of individuals who have been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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