Activists: Sri Lanka rebel suspect beaten to death
Colombo: Sri Lankan rights activists say an imprisoned Tamil Tiger rebel suspect was beaten to death by prison and police officers following a revolt last month.
Ganesh Nimalaruban died July 4, a few days after being injured in a prison revolt in the northern town of Vavuniya. Udul Premaratne, a spokesman for Activists for Human Rights, today said that Nimalaruban had been beaten by officers and later was denied treatment, leading to his death.
Government officials were not immediately available for comment.
About 900 rebel suspects are in jail while they`re investigated for links to the Tamil Tigers, who fought a quarter-century civil war that ended in 2009. Activists say many of the suspects are held without being charged.
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