Eezham Tamil political detainees face severe mental torture

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 July 2011, 06:11 GMT]
Eezham Tamil political detainees kept in the prisons of Sri Lanka in the south as well as in the north without any cases filed against them for years are severely affected psychologically, medical sources examined them when they were brought to Jaffna teaching hospital said. Under unbearable mental stress some of the detainees attempted to escape this week, but they were re-arrested. One of them who attempted escape was swimming for a whole day to avoid detection and later he was re-arrested on information while hiding in an abandoned building.

Thousands of Eezham Tamil political detainees are kept for a very long time running into years in the custody of occupying Sri Lanka without cases filed in the courts.

Colombo is either still unable to find grounds to frame cases against them or it wants the detainees to suffer more time in the prison than what punishment a court could give them.


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