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UN labels Sri Lanka cremation of COVID-19 dead, including Muslims, a human rights violation

The United Nations has condemned the Sri Lankan Government's policy of forced cremation of deceased COVID-19 patients, especially in the...

UN human rights experts said the practice could foment existing prejudices, intolerance and violence.

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“The imposition of cremation as the only option for handling the bodies confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 amounts to a human rights violation,” they said in a statement.

All deceased bodies of suspected and confirmed patients across Sri Lanka have been cremated according to the country’s COVID-19 guidelines issued in March last year…

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