Disappearances continue in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 January 1999, 19:16 GMT]
An official from the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna said that 201 people were arrested during the last year. In 67 of the cases the relatives of the detained were not given any confirmation of the arrest. These arrests were made by both the security forces and the Eelam People's Democratic Party.

Four of the sixty have been confirmed dead, the official added.

Meanwhile, Sinnathamby Thavarajah, from Nallur in Jaffna, has been reported missing since new years day.

His relatives said that he went to Chavakachcheri and did not return home. They have made an entry at the HRC.


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