Human Rights Commission Initiates Probe into Suspect Deaths in Police Custody
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has initiated a comprehensive investigation into the disturbing occurrences of suspects dying while in police custody. According to Commissioner Attorney Nimal Punchihewa, there have been more than 20 reported instances of such incidents in the recent past, prompting urgent action.
As a response to this concerning trend, the Commission has decided to develop a set of specialized instructions to guide the proper handling of suspects in custody. These instructions aim to ensure that individuals in police custody are treated with the utmost respect for their rights and well-being, while preventing any harm or loss of life. The Commission’s commitment to upholding human rights and safeguarding the dignity of all individuals remains at the forefront of this crucial initiative.