25 Tamil detainees in A’pura prison request release

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 02:56 GMT]
Twenty five Tamil civilians detained in Anuradhapura prison for the last two years without any inquiry, some under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and some under the Emergency Regulations (ER), have requested President Mahinda Rajapakse that they should be released immediately.

The detainees have sent a memorandum to the President through Deputy Minister Mr. V. Radhakrishnan, parliamentarian of the Upcountry Peoples Front (UPF).

Some of the detainees are from upcountry while the others are from various parts of the island including north and east.

They say that they are produced in court every month without being framed any charges against them.

It is high time that the President should intervene and order their release, legal sources said.


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