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Visiting UN Special Rapporteurs Share Their Preliminary Observations And Recommendations

Ending their visit to Sri Lanka, the United Nations human rights experts Mónica Pinto and Juan E. Méndez shared their preliminary observations and recommendations at a press conference held today, Saturday, 7 May 2016, at the UN Compound in Colombo.

Click here to read Preliminary observations and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto

Click here to read Preliminary observations and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. MendezUnited Nations human rights experts Mónica Pinto and Juan E. Méndez

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    Why these experts not mention of the justice minster and his roll? How he’s abusing his post? we clearly see he’s protecting culprits and specially his old friends.

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    What a timing of the visit now.leave aside all that moment.now our old kings wants his army barracks now don’t trust police nor judicial systems.

    They are hunting me my family and my close friends to fill in the cells.lot of my old friends(one time I was god for them and I believed )just changed the colours.only few sticks with me even I do have doubt.

    Could this panel advise me how to get back into power and how do I choose a colleague.

    Only the thing the new govt doing to me is keep threatening us and not taking Acton it’s good in a way.but they spoiled me.gave me wrong impression I would like to do that astrologer what my one time Kelani Marvin done had enough that’s all now.

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    If all the above recommendations of the UN Rapporteurs are enforced, Sri Lanka will indeed become a “Utopia”.

    This is not going to happen.

    Our ‘justice’ system depends on individuals selected not totally on merit, but also on political, personal, and other considerations.

    The Report ignores ‘Law Enforcement’ bodies – police especially.

    What would have been their reaction if they knew that a former CJ said that a prisoner who was beaten to death in a prison was “a terrorist, of his own personal knowledge” and not by any evidence led in court?

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    “Deaths in custody……….” are mentioned only once and not dealt with so much as torture is.
    The Rapporteurs appear not to have read the Welikada Massacre report (and other single/mass murders in custody reports), which has not yet decided the identity of the perpetrators.
    Lawyers appear reluctant, and police do not want lawyers to be present, during interrogation of those arrested.
    The Istanbul Protocol needs to be read by forensic medical officers.

    This report will not change the treatment of those arrested to any appreciable degree, unless all lawmakers read it and desire to act on its recommendations.

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