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Sri Lanka tells UN committee no more PTA detainees

The review took place yesterday and today at the Palais Wilson in Geneva. The Committee has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday, 7 December at 12:30 at the Palais des Nations to discuss its findings on Sri Lanka and the other States being reviewed. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka today told the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) there are no more detainees arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).The Sri Lankan delegation at the session in Geneva when Sri Lanka was reviewed by CAT today, said that anyone arrested under the PTA can file an appeal in court. Sri Lanka today responded to several questions raised by the UN Committee yesterday. Among the other issues discussed between CAT members and the delegation from the Sri Lankan government are allegations of police torture during arrest and questioning, allegations of torture and rape by military and security forces, the state’s failure to provide fundamental safeguards against torture and ill-treatment unlawful detentions and so-called “white van abductions”, eradication of violence against women, including domestic violence, deaths in custody, severe overcrowding, unsanitary facilities and insufficient healthcare in detention centers and poor living conditions in centers for internally displaced persons. read more

Bus conductor to stand High Court trial for 2016 rape

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBus conductor committed to stand trial in High Court for rapeNovember 26, 2018In “Court”Assistant Superintendent committed to stand trial for rape of girl, 13June 11, 2019In “Court”Minibus driver committed to stand High Court trial for rapeJanuary 7, 2019In “Court” A minibus conductor was today committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court for the rape of an 18-year-old girl.Dorian Fredericks, 24, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was committed by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.The matter was held in-camera.The incident allegedly occurred in October 2016.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus found found that a sufficient evidence was provided for Fredericks to be tried before a judge and jury. read more