Senior ex-LTTE cadres under pressure to confess

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 April 2010, 09:46 GMT]
Colombo Establishment has subjected hundreds of senior Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres in its custody to confess to alleged accusations of war crimes, promising that a general amnesty would be granted sooner to those who confess, informed legal sources in Colombo told TamilNet Friday. The move, backed by Indian advice, comes as the Rajapaksa government secured majority of seats in Sri Lankan parliament. Concerned legal sources urged Diaspora Tamils to take meaningful action in arranging legal assistance to the victims through independent and reliable sources without allowing Indian or Colombo backed legal practitioners to victimise the detained cadres.

Sri Lankan officials have approached legal firms and their contacts in certain organisations to provide 'legal assistance' to the family members of the LTTE members in custody by advising them to confess to the alleged charges, being furnished by the Sri Lankan military.

The legal sources further said that there was hardly any evidence in many of the cases and that many of the victims would benefit from not yielding to the pressure being exerted on them if they receive proper legal assistance from independent sources without political influence.

Meanwhile, Malaysia, on Friday claimed for the first time that it had detained several key members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and deported many of them to Sri Lanka between August 2009 and March 2010, New Straits Times reported from Kuala Lumpur.


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