Missing doctors who worked in Sri Lanka conflict zone found in government detention

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2377
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    Three doctors who went missing after working in the no fire zone in northern Sri Lanka have been detained by the Sri Lankan government and are to be tried for collaborating with the Tamil Tigers.

    Yolanda Foster, a Sri Lankan researcher at Amnesty Sri International, said, “Amnesty has concerns over the lack of due process followed in the arrests of the doctors. They first went missing and only later turned up officially in custody.”

    The Sri Lankan government placed several restrictions on media coverage of the situation in northern Sri Lanka, and journalists were not allowed at the front line during the past few …

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