Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 22:46
By Frances Harrison, Women for Refugee Women, 11 10 2012 - All I had was an address in East London. The interview was set up by a series of lawyers and priests and I still don’t know the woman’s real name. We sat in a tiny back room of a terraced house and she told me, a complete stranger, the story that she’d never told her mother or husband. Then, understandably, she never wanted to see me again.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 01:52
AHRC, 13 June 2012 - As the criticism both from within the country as well as internationally mounts against what is happening in the name of law and order in Sri Lanka, new types of distortions and aberrations are taking place in the country's courts. There has been quite a lot of criticism about the delays of adjudication in courts and in recent times this has been highlighted regarding cases of rape. Just last week one report stated that a rape takes place in Sri Lanka every ninety minutes. Other reports on sexual abuse of children also reveal facts which are quite shocking.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 01:59
The Guardian, Tuesday 29 May 2012 - The UK is setting up a special rapid deployment unit to collect evidence on mass rape used as a weapon during global conflicts, as part of a broader initiative to be launched on Tuesday to combat sexual war crimes of the kind seen in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, central Africa, and now in Syria. The team of experts being created by the Foreign Office will be drawn from a pool of British police, forensic experts, doctors, psychologists and lawyers and is expected to be in action by the end of this year, ready to be sent to war zones at short notice wherever there are signs of sexual abuse on a large scale. One of their first destinations could well be Syria where William Hague, the foreign secretary, said there were "horrifying reports" of rape beginning to emerge.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 01:39
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2012 - Secretary Clinton spoke to the UN Security Council in September 2009 and urged the members to take a stand against sexual violence used as a tool of war. In Sri Lanka, armed forces are using it as a tool of political suppression. In a letter to Clinton on May 1, Tamils for Obama requested that Clinton use her influence to stop it.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 01:24
By Karthick RM, Countercurrents.org, 04 March, 2012 - The pathology of the Sri Lankan army in the episode of Mullivaikaal would have been all too obvious to those who watched the Channel 4 video on ‘Killing Fields’ in Sri Lanka released last year – a phenomena that Tamils have been exposed to for decades, but now on prime time. While the zeal that the soldiers in the 99% Sinhala military showed in executing bound prisoners of war shocked audiences world over, many were unprepared for their drive and ‘call of duty’ in dealing with captured Tamil women – as shown in the scenes in the C4 video where Sinhala soldiers vividly describe the naked bodies of Tamil women combatants whom they had sexually abused before executing with words that would make a pornographer blush. But what is the rationale behind these ‘excesses’? Is there an ideology behind this or is it just yet another crime committed during a counterinsurgency war?
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:56
The Sunday Times, 22 January 2012 - A Dutch couple was holidaying in Polhena, Matara early this month. The 25-year-old woman and her husband in the early 30s, were relaxing on the beach, when the husband decided to visit the nearby market. A little while after the husband had left, the lone woman on the beach was approached by a guest house owner who told her there was a spa nearby and, if she was interested, to follow him. Not suspecting anything, she had followed the man. Once inside the ‘spa’, the woman was sexually abused. The husband, on his return, encountered a distraught wife who related the sordid crime committed on her.