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Sri Lanka

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has as to the numbers and ages of those held in custody in Sri Lanka by the security forces; and if he will make a statement.

According to figures released by the Sri Lankan Government, in November 1989 there were 8,000 youths in detention under emergency regulations. No more recent or comprehensive figures have been released.