2ND LEAD (Adds details)

Mirror story on Jaffna youths, false, says Rights Group

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 May 2007, 20:58 GMT]
Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna Officials dismissed as blatant lie, the Colombo based Daily Mirror front page report Wednesday claiming that parents in Jaffna handed over 200 children to them, fearing abduction by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), quoting a former HRC member, Jaffna HRC sources said.

Nothing of this nature has ever happened but more than 72 youths and young family men have sought safety with HRC Jaffna and placed in the protective custody in Jaffna prison in the recent past for fear of their lives in the hands of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and the paramilitary men collaborating with them.

The HRC officials also said that three youths under 18 from Kodikaamam area have been recently placed by them in the protective custody in Jaffna prison for the same reason.

This is a vile attempt to disrepute LTTE, civil society sources in Jaffna said.

The HRC member cited in the Daily Mirror report Wednesday is a Sinahalese, and the news story was written in a language giving an impression that the said official is still attached to the HRC Jaffna office, they added.


Related Articles:
25.04.07   2 students, family man seek protection with Jaffna HRC
21.03.07   Jaffna resident seeks protection with HRC
15.03.07   3 youths seek safety with Jaffna Rights Body
13.02.07   Two civilians seek protection at Jaffna HRC
13.02.07   Two youths seek protection at Jaffna HRC
09.02.07   Three seek protection at Jaffna HRC
29.01.07   Youth seeks safety at Jaffna Police station
24.01.07   Youth surrenders at the Jaffna Rights Group office
17.01.07   Two more youths surrender to Jaffna Human Rights group
17.01.07   Family seeks protection with Rights Group
06.01.07   Youths seek safety through Jaffna SLHRC
06.12.06   More youths surrender to Rights Group in Jaffna


External Links:
DM: Jaffna children in HRC custody

 

Latest 15 Reports
20.07.18 22:09   Photo
New Delhi fails to update Jaffna on Palaali airport plans
19.07.18 23:22   Photo
Skulls with bullet-like holes excavated in Mannaar mass grave, women and children among victims
18.07.18 19:21   Photo
Uprooted Mu'l'lik-ku'lam Tamils adopt Ira'nai-theevu approach, enter their lands seized by SL Navy
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22181