Arrests of Tamil young people in Colombo escalate

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 March 2009, 11:05 GMT]
23 Tamil youths including 8 women have been arrested in the past week alone in the city of Colombo and its suburbs and most of the arrested are from the districts of Jaffna, Trincomalee and Batticaloa, Colombo sources said. Democratic People’s Front (DPF) led by Mano Ganeshan, Colombo District parliamentarian and Deputy Minister, P. Rathakrishnan of Upcountry People’s Front (UPF), said that complaints are made to them every day of arrests of Tamil youths in Colombo, by their relatives.

Many of the arrested youths are being detained at Colombo Crime Division and Prevention of Terrorism offices, the relatives said.

Some of the relatives had lodged complaints with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Colombo office.

The number of Tamil youths arrested is escalating with each day and reports of them are being received from outstation districts by the HRC Colombo office, an official of the HRC who wishes to remain anonymous said.

 

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