UN ex­pert: Tor­ture still used by Sri Lankan in­ves­ti­ga­tors

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New Delhi: A United Na­tions (UN) hu­man rights ex­pert said tor­ture was still be­ing used by Sri Lanka’s crim­i­nal and ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tors, even though the tac­tic has de­creased since the is­land na­tion’s decades-long civil war ended seven years ago. Juan E. Men­dez, the UN’s spe­cial rap­por­teur on tor­ture, made the com­ment on Satur­day at the end of a nine-day visit to Sri Lanka. He said he in­ter­viewed peo­ple who claimed they were tor­tured while in de­ten­tion, and that foren­sic tests showed their tes­ti­mony was true. Times of In­dia

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