UN office in Colombo condemns ill-treatment of prisoners

Sep 16 (Island) The United Nations (UN) office in Sri Lanka says it condemns any ill-treatment of prisoners. The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy said that it is the duty of the State, as per the Mandela Rules, to protect the rights of prisoners. “In our work on prison reform and drug rehabilitation UN Sri Lanka works to strengthen capacities to uphold the rights of all those in custody and condemns any ill treatment of prisoners,” Hanaa Singer-Hamdy tweeted. more..

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