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Suspect tells Magistrate he was tortured to implicate Hejaaz Hizbullah

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The Coordinator of Save the Pearls organization Mohamed Sulthan has informed the Fort Magistrate's Court that he was tortured in order to implicate Attorney-at-law Hejaaz Hizbullah. 
Making a statement in person and through his lawyer,  Sulthan informed the Court of the torture and named three officers of the Terrorist Investigations Department as his torturers. 
He was arrested for allegedly teaching extremism at a Madrasa school.
He made these revelations on the first day he was produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage after the completion of 18 months detention period.  
On his production, suspect Sultan informed the Magistrate through his Counsel that he had been severely assaulted and tortured  by TID officers following his arrest 18 months ago. 
On being asked by Court if he knew the names of the officers, he disclosed the names of three TID officers who had allegedly assaulted him. He informed the Magistrate that he was tortured and assaulted  in his spinal area and that he continues to suffer to-date as a result of the torture.  
Meanwhile, the defence counsel appeared on behalf of the suspect moved Court that his client be released on bail. However, the TID officers raised objections for the application.
Accordingly, the Court ordered the suspect to be remanded till November 10. The Court further ordered the prison officials to produce the suspect before a Judicial Medical Officer and provide necessary medical treatment. The Court further ordered the DIG of the Western Province to inquire into the complaint regarding the assault and report to the Court on the next hearing date.
An indictment under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act has now been served on Hejaaz Hizbullah. According to the indictment, Hizbullah is accused of making certain statements to students in contravention of these laws.
Hizbullah is charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Earlier two teachers of the Al Zuhriya Arabic College informed the Supreme Court that they were tortured and promised leniency if they implicated Hejaaz Hizbullah. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda) 

  Comments - 14

  • Gayan Friday, 29 October 2021 03:21 PM

    That's why US seals did not arrest Osama.

    Kikazaru Friday, 29 October 2021 03:52 PM

    Nice. We are closer to getting the GSP to GSP .

    Kosappu Friday, 29 October 2021 03:55 PM

    What a disgrace

    Thimothy joseph Friday, 29 October 2021 04:19 PM

    Can you now see why everything in this country is going wrong... And the mases are suffering because they are responsible for their masters who are in power

    Borat Friday, 29 October 2021 05:25 PM

    I curse the rulers and their families for generations for their duplicity in ruining the country by creating rifts as a means of survival .

    Percy Peiris Friday, 29 October 2021 06:03 PM

    This land is cursed ever since this vicious and moronic person was elected to lead it.

    Sandy Friday, 29 October 2021 06:14 PM

    The first training terrorists on a mission receive is to confuse investigators.They tell many stories and investigators will be running in circle . These people must be locked up if there is a shred of evidence.

    Appuhamy Friday, 29 October 2021 08:25 PM

    'One country one law'. My foot.

    Pantha Kumaran Friday, 29 October 2021 09:01 PM

    This is why we brought Gothabaya Rajaoakse to power. Only he can wipe out terrorism. Minorities have to suffer to please majorities.

    Acid Friday, 29 October 2021 09:15 PM

    What a disgrace...but no surprise here. These are signs of things to come.

    Demuni Uduwara Friday, 29 October 2021 09:17 PM

    Summarily, Sri Lanka is a lawless country. Agreements are signed sans Cabinet approval?

    Elizabeth Friday, 29 October 2021 10:17 PM

    Poor guy. You can't never expect justice in this country.

    Dilshan Perera Saturday, 30 October 2021 12:02 AM

    What a dirty damn lie by these suicide terrorists of Satan.. they need to be burnt alive and erased from all records..

    Nallammah kulanthaivelu Friday, 05 November 2021 05:21 AM

    Justice Is a Question Mark in Srilanka/.

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