SLA enters Magazine prison, abuse Tamil prisoners - MP

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 08:45 GMT]
Around 20 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) personnel Wednesday entered the Magazine Prison in Colombo, verbally abused and stripped the detainees sexually harassing them, the prisoners complained to Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa district parliamentarian P. Ariyaneththiran.

The SLA soldiers beat Tamil prisoners when they asked why they were being harassed, the MP said quoting the prisoners. Mr. Ariyaneththiran questioned the Sri Lankan authorities why the military personnel were allowed to enter the prison and urged immediate action to ensure the safety of the detainees.

Five months ago, in May 2008, 68 Tamil detainees, hurriedly transferred from New Magazine prison in Colombo by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) interrogators, were verbally abused, tortured and subjected to sexual abuse at the notorious Boosa Prison in Galle.


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