Protest against inhumane treatment of prisoners
The Liberation Movement staged a protest outside the Welikada Prison today at 12 p.m., to protest against the inhumane treatment of prisoners, the appalling conditions in the prison, and to condemn the recent attack against female detainees.
The female detainees’ protest on 21 August, demanding expedition of their court cases and adequate food, water, and sanitation facilities inside the prison, came to an end with the prison officials allegedly brutally assaulting the female detainees and transferring some of them to other prisons.
Previously, at the end of a similar protest on 13 August, the Minister of Justice and Prison Reform promised the female detainees a solution to the issues inside the prison.
Since then, a female detainee had died inside the prison on 24 August.