17 May, 2022


Human Rights Commission Intervenes To Ensure Justice For Victims Of Agunakolapelessa Prison Assault

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka said it made necessary interventions after media reports revealed that the prisoners have been assaulted at the Agunakolapelessa prison n November 2018.

CCTV footage revealed now the prison guards assaulted a group of prisoners who staged a protest against the conduct of the Superintendent of the prison and the constant SRF raids within the prison premises.

The Commission said its members visited the prison premises, obtained statements from prisoners, and requested the Superintendent of the Prison to produce those who alleged they had been assaulted to be examined by the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO).

The full statement issued by HRCSL is as follows;

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    As the Human rights commission is involved, this is definitely a Political issue with some one backing the so called Uprising.

  • 2

    CT and HRC!
    Can you also please intervene on the illegal detention of 54 Sri Lankan men and women in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) in a camp (Masa?) for a number of years; a detainee called 077-0322-821 (Hiru CIA) and gave some details. All women who spoke to the TV channel cried while explaining their agony in detention.

  • 1

    Ct and HRC,
    And, how about the more than 24 “political prisoners” who have not yet been charged in courts – it is reported that these “cases” are to be transferred down south where judges are said to be willing to convict on “confessions” obtained under duress – and where lawyers and family members will find it difficult to be present.

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