Muttur Magistrate directs SL Police to provide details of arrested

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 January 2006, 16:23 GMT]
Mr.Manickavasagar Ganesharajah, Muttur Magistrate at a conference held Monday directed the authorities concerned to submit all names, other details of persons arrested, and the reasons for their arrests in Tamil areas in the government controlled territory in Muttur division. The failure to furnish these details with valid legal reasons could lead to serious human right violations, Mr.Ganesharajah cautioned.

Representatives of the International Committee of Red cross (ICRC) and the Officer-in-Charge of the Muttur Police attended the discussion, sources said.

Muttur Magistrate told ICRC representatives and Police that he has been informed of several arrests of persons in Tamil areas in the government controlled villages in the Muttur division.

He stressed at the discussion that police and armed forces should be aware that Sri Lanka is a signatory to the Geneva Convention of 1949, which considers harassing innocent civilians and ill-treating the detainees during war, as punishable crimes. Police and armed forces should formulate their operational activities based on the Geneva Convention, he said.

Mr.Ganesharajah instructed the police to implement his instruction properly, legal sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
13.07.16 23:31   Photo
SL military deployed to rob material remains of houses in Valikaamam North ‘HSZ’ 
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16890