Sri Lanka tells UN it is acting to curb torture

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 00:01

Geneva: Sri Lankan officials have told a UN
human rights panel that the country`s government is taking
measures to curb acts of torture by security forces.
A delegation led by Sri Lanka government legal adviser
Mohan Pieris has told the UN Committee Against Torture that
the South Asian nation struggled with decades of terrorism at
the hands of the now defeated separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

But Pieris told the Geneva-based panel today that the Sri
Lanka`s government agrees "110 percent" that there must be no
tolerance for torture.
The UN panel grilled Sri Lanka over allegations of ill
treatment by police, harassment of lawyers and journalists,
secret detention centers, deaths in custody and the
disappearance of 5,000 people in the country.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 00:01

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