Case over Chemmani arrest planned

[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 September 1998, 18:50 GMT]
The President of the Missing Persons' Guardian Association (MPGA) of Jaffna will file a habeas Corpus for his son who went missing in 1996 in the Jaffna courts on Tuesday, September 22.

The President of the MPGA, Mr.Paramanathan Selvarajah, said this afternoon that his son Prabhaharan Selvarajah was arrested by the army on July 31 at the Chemmani junction and has gone missing since then.

MPGA sources said that the Habeas Corpus on Prabhaharan Selvarajah might eventually compel the authorities to examine the area in Chemmani where it is alleged that many civilians killed by the SLA are buried in a mass grave.

A lawyer representing the interests of the MPGA said that Prabhaharan Selvarajah's case is important because he was arrested at the Chemmani junction.

Other parents and relatives of the missing persons in Jaffna are also expected to follow suit soon.


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