Protest fast in Welikade prison

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Eight Tamil prisoners detained in Colombo's Welikade prison are staging a protest fast, demanding that they are charged and their cases be heard soon.

The Tamils claim that their prolonged detention without trial is unfair.

Further details of the eight are not known.

Welikade jail became notorious when over 50 Tamil prisoners were massacred by the Sinhalese guards and prisoners during the anti-Tamil riots in July 1983.


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