UN must investigate reports of ongoing torture

For a number of years, Freedom from Torture has been highlighting the problem of ongoing torture in Sri Lanka and welcomed the press coverage of terrible abuses earlier this week.

This week, ahead of a UN review of Sri Lanka’s human rights performance, we have also written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to call for the UN to investigate these reports and ensure that pressure is applied to the Sri Lankan government to take action to end ongoing abuses and take meaningful action to dismantle the structures which allow torture to continue.