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Dodanpegamage Asantha Aravinda v. Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

Asantha Aravinda is a Sri Lankan man who was beaten and arbitrarily arrested by the Sri Lankan police in2008 following a traffic accident. He was detained for several days, denied medical care and tortured.   ASANTHA’S STORY  On 28 February 2008, Asantha Aravinda and his friend were riding a motorbike when they almost collided with a truck, whose driver had missed…