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Tamil woman journalist abducted, later released

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 June 2009, 12:11 GMT]
Tamil journalist, Ms Krishni Kandasamy, was abducted by unidentified persons in a white van Wednesday morning from Wattala in Colombo division, and was released later in the evening the same day in Kandy in the central province after being interrogated. She had been working for a leading Tamil daily published from Colombo, Virakesari, for 10 years, according to complaints lodged with the Wattala Police.

Ms Krishni said she was also threatened earlier by unidentified persons.

Wattala Police have launched an investigation into the complaint.

Krishni Ifham was working for several years at Express Newspapers Veerakesari as a crime reporter later she joined in 2006 the NGO called PANOS, which also provides a News Service.

She was abducted on her way to work at at Hunupitiya Wattala on Wednesday morning. She was taken blindfolded and questioned for several hours and later she was released in Kandy on the same night.

Ms. Kandasamy’s husband Ifam Nizam is also a journalist working for the Island Newspaper, an English daily. Her father was an ex policeman.

 

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