41 missing in 3 weeks in Vavuniya - HRC
[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 January 2007, 12:22 GMT]
Human Rights Commission (HRC) Vavuniya said that complaints related to disappearances of 41 civilians have been reported in the last three weeks at their office. 104 total complaints have been filed that include threats to life, intimidation, and arrests, officials further said.
HRC officials said that they are investigating the disappearances but often face hurdles beyond their control.
54 complaints are related to threats to life and intimidation, and 9 are on arrests.
15 of these complaints are against Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the police, HRC officials said.
There had been 39 complaints in the first week of January, 37 in the second and 28 in the third week, officials added.