Torture of Boosa Tamil detainees alleged

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 May 2008, 17:36 GMT]
Colombo High Court Judge Wednesday directed the prison authorities to produce three of the four Tamil suspects in Chandrika Kumaratunga attempted murder case before Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for medical examination when their lawyers submitted to court that they were subjected to torture and inhuman treatment by police officials in Boosa detention camp, legal sources said.

On May 10 they were transferred from Colombo Magazine Prison to Boosa detention camp. The fourth suspect Vasanthi Ragupathi Sarma was not produced in court along with three suspects Wednesday as she was kept in Magazine Prison.

Attorney-at-Law N.Sri Kantha on behalf of two suspects Sellathurai Varatharajan and Sakthivel Ilankeswaran submitted to court that his clients on arrival in Boosa detention camp from Colombo Magazine prisons had been subjected to severe torture and inhuman treatment after being undressed by police officials of the Terrorist Intelligence Division. Three police officers had assaulted the second suspect, legal sources said.

K.Jeyakumar, counsel for the third suspect Chandra Ayer Ragupathy Sarma submitted to court that his client was also subjected to torture and inhuman treatment in the hands of TID police officers.

Both counsel begged court to order for the transfer of their clients again to Magazine prison from Boosa, to initiate an inquiry into the conduct of TID officials in Boosa, and to seek explanation from the Commissioner of Prisons regarding the conduct of police officials in Boosa, legal sources said.

State Counsel Kapila Vaidiayaratne told court that suspects had been transferred to Boosa from Magazine prison for security reason and requested court not to accept defense version without obtaining explanation from the prison authorities.

Thereafter, the High Court Judge directed the prison authorities in Boosa and Magazine Prison to submit their stand regarding transferring these suspects again to Magazine Prison from Boosa. The court further directed that these suspects should be kept under the direct supervision of the Officer-in-Charge of Boosa detention camp.

Further inquiry in this case was put off for June 9.



Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
Find this article at: