Colombo escalates charges against three political prisoners as ‘war crimes’

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 June 2019, 23:26 GMT]
SL Attorney General's Department has formulated its false charges against three Tamil political prisoners (TPPs) as LTTE's war crimes. Dropping the earlier expressed charge, which was also not based on evidence, the SL-AG has introduced a new 27 point charge. The three TPPs, Mathiyarasan Sulaxan, Rasathurai Thiruvarul and Ganeshan Tharshan, have been languishing in the prison for ten years. They are now being ‘punished’ for their unrelenting protests in prison in the past, legal sources said. One of the prisoners managed to explain the baseless accusation to the journalists who were present at the High Court in Vavuniyaa, when he was brought for the hearings. The hearings are scheduled for three days.



The TPP who talked to the journalists revealed that the 27-point charge sheet included false accusation of killing SL Army and Navy soldiers who were in the custody of the LTTE at the final days of the war.

A new person has also been added as the accused in the case. The TPPs urged legal experts and the activists on the island as well as those in the diaspora to support their cause.

The SL Judiciary is being deployed against the Tamil political prisoners after the Easter Sunday attacks.


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