Préoccupations relatives aux droits humains concernant les projets du Sri Lanka de « centres de réadaptation » pour les extrémistes

Préoccupations relatives aux droits humains concernant les projets du Sri Lanka de « centres de réadaptation » pour les extrémistes
A plan to use the centres has raised fears they could be used to target the country’s Muslim minority and lead to human rights abuses, reports Lemma Shehadi

Since the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of 2019, which killed 269 people and injured over 500 in churches and hotels, Sri Lankan authorities have sought to combat the threat from violent Islamist groups.

In March the country issued a new regulation, under the country’s hotly debated Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), that could send hundreds of the island’s Muslims to rehabilitation centres controlled by the militaire.

Individuals who are suspected of holding extremist beliefs can be referred to a government-designated rehabilitation centre for up to 12 mois, with the possibility of extension.

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