Underage youths handed over to NESOHR

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 February 2005, 15:32 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) handed over 23 underage youths who had enlisted with the LTTE to the NorthEast Secretariat on Human Rights (NESOHR) Chairperson Rev.Fr.Karunaratnam Thursday, the Peace Secretariat website said.

The report said that the identification of underage youths was part of a continuing process in the initiative taken by the Special Committee appointed for this purpose by the LTTE's Political Division.

Four youths were handed over to their parents Thursday and NESOHR is tracing the parents of the other youth, the report said.

The website further said that NESOHR will take extra caution in establishing the identity of youths parents before handing the children over to them.

 

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