The government and international actors must include their voices and address their injustices and difficult economic situation to ensure lasting peace. Bold promises by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council in — including a truth commission, a special court and offices to investigate missing persons and provide reparations — have failed to materialise even as the urgent economic and psychosocial needs of all conflict-affected groups remain unmet. Anger and a sense of betrayal have generated a new wave of women-led protests and threaten to become sources of renewed grievance that damage already slim hopes of reconciliation among communities, and between the state and its Tamil citizens.
District Court for the Central District of California from victims of torture inflicted while he was secretary of defense. In court documents filed on June 26, the new plaintiffs, who remain anonymous in order to secure their safety, describe horrific violations they suffered in police stations and army camps under the ultimate control of Mr. They were branded with hot metal rods, whipped with cables, asphyxiated by plastic bags soaked in petrol put over their heads, and six of them were repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted.
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Despite serious concerns that she is at risk of rape at the hands of authorities if she is forcibly returned to Sri Lanka, because of her previous involvement in the LTTE rebel group and her previous abuse, her application for asylum has been turned down. I could see she was a woman… clearly terrified about being sent back to Sri Lanka. Tim Martin, Act Now.
While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in MayHuman Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present. In the cases documented by Human Rights Watch, men and women reported being raped on multiple days, often by several people, with the army, police, and pro-government paramilitary groups frequently participating. Most of the rape victims spoke to Human Rights Watch outside of Sri Lanka, and corroborated their accounts with medical and legal reports.
See the full text of the cable hereand a summary of the sex-related crimes it outlines here. Tamil paramilitaries ran prostitution rings for Sri Lankan troops in government-controlled parts of the Northeast, and child sex trafficking rings using their networks in India and Malaysia, and they did so with the knowledge and support of the Sri Lankan governmentthe US cable revealed. The US cable leak comes on the tenth anniversary of the landmark UN Security Council Resolutionwhich specifically addresses the impact of conflict, particularly sexual violence, on women and girls.
The report accused the Sri Lanka military for holding women as sex slaves in rape camps. Former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned former President Chandrika Kumaratunga over her allegations that there was widespread sexual exploitation by the army against Tamil women in the former war torn areas. The latter report had a whole chapter of about ten pages devoted to the subject of rape and sexual exploitation.
Tamil women interned after escaping the horrors of the civil war in Sri Lanka were sexually abused by their guards who traded sex for food, a British medic has revealed. Vany Kumar, who was locked up behind barbed wire in the Menik Farm refugee camp for four months, also claims prisoners were punished by being made to kneel for hours in the hot sun, and those suspected of links to the defeated Tamil Tigers were taken away and not seen again by their families. Kumar, 25, from Essex, was released from internment in September, but has waited until now to reveal the full scale of her ordeal in the hope of avoiding reprisals against friends and family held with her. They have now been released after the Sri Lankan government bowed to international pressure this month and opened the camps.
At least people are dead after the heaviest rainfall in a century hits the Indian city of Chennai. Sri Lanka's election could be decided by those who lost the civil war, reports Andrew Buncombe in Menik Farm. President's former ally has raised the stakes with appeal to minority he conquered in bloody civil war.