54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 13:15 GMT]
Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) arrested 54 women detainees from Pampaimadu and Cheddiku’lam Sri Lanka Army (SLA) detention camps 18 February and took them to Boosa prison 19 February, according to information sent to Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) by Boosa prison authorities. Recently 49 women from the same camps in Vavuniyaa were arrested by TID and taken to Boosa prison for additional interrogation, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

Twelve women from Jaffna, 16 from Ki’linochchi, 9 from Mullaiththeevu, 7 from Mannaar, 5 from Trincomalee, 2 from Vavuniyaa and 3 from Ampaa’rai were taken to Boosa prison on 19 February.

The arrested women are not allowed to meet their family members.

The arrests of young women have caused fear and anxiety among the detainees.


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