Prevent torture within prisons: HRCSL

Amani Nilar | Published: 2:40 PM May 16 2021
Local Prevent torture within prisons: HRCSL

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) says that measures must be taken to prevent torture within the prison system.

The commission states that it has discussed the matter with the Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya and other relevant authorities.

The HRCSL has also inquired into the alleged torture of Asela Sampath, the convener of the Restaurant Owners' Association, inside the prison, and measures taken by prison authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Moreover, the commission points out that a system should be in place for detainees to effectively communicate with their families.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) says that measures must be taken to prevent torture within the prison system.

Amani Nilar | Published: 2:40 PM May 16 2021

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