3 youths seek safety with Jaffna Rights Body

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 March 2007, 00:24 GMT]
Three youths, from Kodikamam, Columbuthurai and Manipay, were accompanied by officials of the Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) to safer areas Tuesday and Wednesday from their hiding places, after they called for help to the HRC office fearing danger to their lives. The officials are making arrangements for the three youths to be produced at Jaffna courts through Jaffna police, HRC sources said.

The youths went underground fearing death at the hands of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), after their names were called out during the cordon off and search conducted by the SLA in their respective areas earlier.

The number of persons seeking safety with the HRC Jaffna office to escape being killed by the Sri Lanka armed forces and their collaborating paramilitary members has been rising again, civil sources in Jaffna said.

Since August 2006, through the HRC, more than 65 youths have been placed in the protective custody of Jaffna prison on the orders of Jaffna district courts.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=21567