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Sri Lanka, South Asia
Population: 22,053,000
Chief of State: President Maithripala Sirisena
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Christians: 2.0%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 46th
Life Expectancy: 76.56 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.9%
Refugees Living in Sri Lanka: 33,170

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A report compiled by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) says that many people identified as torturers during the civil war era still hold senior positions in the police force today. As a result, there is still wide spread use of torture, in particular to extract confessions, which are still admissible as evidence in court cases. The report recommends that the legal system must be adjusted to only accept confessions made in the presence of competent and independent lawyers.

Pray for the needed changes in legal practices to come about quickly (The Bible, Leviticus 19:15).

Source: How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka (The Diplomat)

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Sri Lanka, South Asia
Population: 22,053,000
Chief of State: President Maithripala Sirisena
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Christians: 2.0%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 46th
Life Expectancy: 76.56 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.9%
Refugees Living in Sri Lanka: 33,170

Pray for Sri Lanka - facebook page

A report compiled by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) says that many people identified as torturers during the civil war era still hold senior positions in the police force today. As a result, there is still wide spread use of torture, in particular to extract confessions, which are still admissible as evidence in court cases. The report recommends that the legal system must be adjusted to only accept confessions made in the presence of competent and independent lawyers.

Pray for the needed changes in legal practices to come about quickly (The Bible, Leviticus 19:15).

Source: How Torture Is Institutionalized in Sri Lanka (The Diplomat)