Youths say assaulted in detention
[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 March 2000, 18:34 GMT]
Two youths who were arrested by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers during a search operation told the Jaffna courts that they were assaulted while they were held in the Urelu SLA camp, sources in Jaffna said. The youths were produced before the Jaffna Additional Magistrate on Thursday, 8th March.
The youths, Sinnathurai Vijeyaroopan and Thambiratnam Rajikanthan, were arrested, allegedly for withholding information on LTTE and for having grenades in their possession.
The youths are currently being held at the Kankesanthurai detention centre.
Additional Magistrate, Mr.Thirunavukarasu, ordered the prison authorities to produce a medical report in the courts.
The case is adjourned till 10th April.