Human Rights Watch also examined recent cases of police misuse of force against individuals taking part in or watching demonstrations.
In three of these cases and in violation of international law, the police used unnecessary or excessive force, including firearms, when their lives were not at risk.
Instead, police made threatening phone calls to Malinga’s family and visited their home unannounced.
Priyantha says the police have told him that if the family proceeds with its complaints, the police will file cases against the family.
Malinga was in the worst shape; the last time Priyantha saw him alive was on May 8, when he was lying on the floor in great pain, clutching his chest.