Sri Lanka Army rapes more Tamil women behind barbed wire camps.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women is followed today, November 25, 2009.
Rape and threats against young girls are wide spread around the world, specially in war torn areas where impunity is the norm.
Sri Lankan security forces are known to use rape and violence against Tamil women for decades. Now, there are over thousands of Tamil women are restrained under the same Sri Lankan security forces without any media presence or IC monitoring. The war was claimed to be over 6 months ago, however the Sri Lankan government still keeps the Tamil IDPs camps under high restrictions.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intelligence officers operating in the internment camps of Vanni have been allegedly involved in several rape cases during the past months. At least three cases of young victims, aged 14, 15 and 16, appeared in front of Vavuniyaa District Judge in October. SLA soldiers have also raped a 14-year-old mentally retarded Tamil girl inside the Vavuniyaa hospital.
Abuses inside these "concentration" standard camps take many forms.
In the month of July, injured Tamil girls admitted in the Padawiya hospital were taken for naked open-air bath by Sinhala nurses using hose pipes to the amusement of Sinhala soldiers watching it, according to an eyewitness.
While a humanitarian worker as well as government supported Tamils are also unleashing violence against the Tamil women IDPs in these camps using media absence and independent monitoring of situations in the camps.
Reports have also surfaced from several sources that an influential humanitarian worker attached to a global body has been making use of women, who have been struggling to find out the plight of their husbands detained by the SLA inside undeclared detention centres.
"I was shocked to learn that there were also Tamils involved in rape cases with the support of the SLA intelligence personnel," an activist documenting the evidences told TamilNet on Monday. "We have three cases registered on this 'influential' international worker".