Disappearances & political prisoners

Disappearances is not a new phenomena in Sri Lanka and it’s prevalence is linked to the culture of impunity which have allowed disappearances-a crime against humanity to go unchecked and very little in the form of investigations being carried out. Similarly, the political prisoners including those who surrendered to the government forces during the last phase of the armed conflict in 2009 have been imprisoned for long periods periods without any charges being leveled against them. The detailed report produced by Young Asia Television revisit the issues concerning the disappearances and the political prisoners.

© YA TV / Connections

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