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Summary The protection of basic human rights in Sri Lanka is once again at a turning point. Since his election in 2019, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government have waged a campaign of fear and intimidation against human rights activists,…
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  Summary On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres of land that security forces had been occupying in the Mullikulam area since 2007 to the original owners. For the displaced residents of this coastal…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 In August 2008, Sri Lankan police were searching for Malathi’s son, Kanna, whom they accused of aiding and abetting the insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Malathi, who asked that her real name not be used,…
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Summary All five fingers are not the same…. People should be respected for who they are. —Thehan, 43-year-old gay man, Colombo, November 2015 In Sri Lanka, there are two frames: man and woman. Society thinks that if you’re born as a man, you are…
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 "We Will Teach You a Lesson"
 
 Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security

 Forces 
 Map of Sri Lanka
 Summary
 Key Recommendations
 Methodology…
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 Walls at
 Every Turn
 Abuse of
 Migrant Domestic Workers through Kuwait’s Sponsorship System
 Summary
 Key
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I.
 Background
 The
 Migration of Domestic Workers to Kuwait…
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 Slow Reform
 Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the
 Middle East
 Summary
 Key
 Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries
 To Labor
 Ministries and Parliaments
 To
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 Legal Limbo
 The Uncertain Fate of Detained LTTE Suspects in Sri Lanka
 Map of Sri
 Lanka
 Summary
 Human Rights
 Violations against LTTE Suspects
 Arbitrary
 Arrests
 Concerns
 about Possible Enforced…
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 War on the Displaced
 Sri Lankan Army and LTTE Abuses against Civilians in the Vanni
 Map of Sri Lanka
 I. Summary
 A Note on Civilian Casualties
 II. Methodology
 III. Violations of the Laws of War
 Violations by…
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 Besieged, Displaced, and Detained 
 The Plight of Civilians in Sri Lanka's Vanni Region
 Map of Sri Lanka
 I. Summary
 Note on Methodology
 II. Background: Return to War
 Concerns about Civilian Casualties
 III.…
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Trapped and Mistreated LTTE Abuses against Civilians in the Vanni Map of Sri Lanka I. Summary II. Forced Recruitment of Adults and Children as Soldiers III. Use of Forced Labor IV. Restrictions on Freedom of Movement V. Recommendations Map of Sri…
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Map of Sri Lanka   I. Summary   His father opened the door, and the men pushed him aside
 and then forced us and the children into one of the rooms. Junith Rex came out
 of his room, covering himself with a bed sheet, and the men…
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 Initially I got 400
 riyals as my monthly salary.  Every two
 years they increased it by 100 or 200 riyals. 
 By the end I earned 700 riyals [$182][1] per month…. On top of my salary they gave
 me some extra…
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 Recurring Nightmare
 State Responsibility for "Disappearances" and Abductions
 in Sri Lanka
 Map of Sri Lanka
 I. Summary
 Who Is Responsible?
 Who Is Being Targeted?
 Unpunished Crimes
 The Government's…
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 Exported and Exposed
 Abuses against Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in 
 Saudi Arabia,
 Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates
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 Summary
 Key
 Recommendations
 II.
 Background
 Status
 of…
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 Return to War
 Human Rights under Siege
 Map of Sri Lanka
 I. Summary
 Abuses during
 armed conflict
 Abductions and
 "disappearances"
 Arbitrary arrests
 and detention.. 
 Karuna group
 abuses
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