Freedom from Torture welcomes the report this week on Sri Lanka from the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture. The report refers to Freedom from Torture evidence and describes an ongoing “culture of torture”.
The United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture has called on the Sri Lankan government to take greater action to end the use of torture by state security forces and bring those responsible to justice.
Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka today for three days. As he prepares to step down as UN Secretary-General this is an opportunity for him to show that his promises that the UN should deliver human rights for “the most vulnerable” are more than an empty diplomatic initiative.
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