2 Family men seek protection with HRC Jaffna
[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 September 2007, 02:03 GMT]
Two family men, one from Chaavakachcheari in Thenmaraadchi and the other from Urumpiraai in Valigaamam, sought protection Friday with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna due to death threats from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) backed Tamil paramilitaries, sources in Jaffna said.
HRC officials made arrangements with Jaffna police to produce the two men and the six civilians who had sought protection Thursday at Jaffna Courts to be placed in the protective custody of Jaffna prison.
The two family man are aged above 30.
Meanwhile, Jaffna Prison authorities said that they are facing problems due to acute lack of space to accommodate the increasing number of persons placed in protective custody in the prison.