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Police officers torture and frame a young man

July 12, 2009

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
SRI LANKA: Police officers torture and frame a young man who has been in remand prison for a year

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a young man was taken into a police station and tortured after he displeased local criminals. He was reportedly framed while in custody, fabricated charges were taken against him and he has been in remand prison since April 2008. The case suggests cooperation between an illegal network of alcohol vendors and the police.
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