SRI LANKA: "We Will Teach You a Lesson" Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Author: 
Human Rights Watch
Countries: 
Asia
Southern Asia
Sri Lanka
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2012 in both official and secret detention centers throughout Sri Lanka. 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.

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