75 civilians abducted in last 3 months – HRC Batticalao
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 15:27 GMT]
Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Batticalao said that 75 civilians have been abducted during the past three months at the rate of one abduction a day. Most of the abductions taking place in Batticaloa district, particularly in Padduvankarai area, have not been registered with the HRC, the sources said.29 civilians in November, 26 in December and 21 in January had been reported abducted with the HRC.
Meanwhile, complaints related to the abductions of 142 civilians have been lodged with the HRC from January to October 2008.
The abductions in the past three months have escalated at an alarming rate, the sources said.