24 disappeared, 25 abducted in Trinco in 2008
[TamilNet, Friday, 25 April 2008, 01:26 GMT]
During the first three months of this year 24 persons were arrested, 24 persons were reported missing, and 25 abducted in the Trincomalee district according to complaints received by Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) in Colombo.
In January 9 persons were arrested, 5 reported disappeared, and 8 abducted.
11 persons were arrested, 11 disappeared and 12 abducted in February.
4 were arrested, 8 reported disappeared and 5 abducted in March, HRCSL sources added.
56 persons were shot dead. 95 persons were reported disappeared, 95 abducted and 317 arrested in the Trincomalee district during the year 2007, HRCSL sources said.