32-year-old male seeks asylum with HRC in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 11:24 GMT]
A 32-year-old man from Changkaanai, where a chief priest was killed a few weeks ago, has sought asylumn with the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna Monday and was produced in the courts through Sri Lankan Police Tuesday. The judge, witnessing the traumatic condition of the victim ordered the police to take him to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for a medical inspection and place him in the protective custody till 18th January, legal sources in Jaffna said.

The man who has sought protection from Vallai Road, Changkaanai, has been threatened by an armed squad that blaming him for assisting ex-LTTE members to flee the island, sources in Changkaanai said.

Hundreds of civilians, including women, sought humanitarian protection with the HRC and placed in prisons with other prisoners between 2006 and 2009.


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