Detainees with no credible evidence will be released

arrestAttending a meeting held at the Jaffna District Court Complex in Jaffna on 04 November 2015 with judges and lawyers Minister of Justice Wijeydasa Rajapaksa stated that the Attorney Generals Department’s special team is considering the release of some of the Tamil detainees, where there are no serious charges, no credible evidence. And others, in possible case, will be given bail, both in High Court and the Magistrate Court.

He went on to note that those who have already been indicted will have an accelerated trial proceeding to finish all those cases as soon as possible.”

Commenting on the death penalty, he stated that the there is a resolution adopted by the UN since 2008 in countries where the capital punishment is in operation – but in law they they will not execute those punishments He added that Sri Lanka is a country where the death penalty is in operation in law but practically it is not executed, which is the current position.

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