WSJ: In Sri Lanka, Abuse, Torture, Rape Continue Says Report

By Shanoor Seervai, Published On Thursday, April 3, 2014
Days before the United Nations voted recently to begin an inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan civil war that ended in 2009, a report was published containing allegations that systematic abuse, torture and sexual violence were taking place in the island nation as recently as February. Testimonies in the report from 40 witnesses, who were recently detained in Sri Lanka and have since fled the country, detail alleged abuse by government security forces between 2009 and 2014, with more than half the cases between 2013 and 2014.

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