152 arrested, 73 missing in Jaffna in 2000
[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 January 2001, 19:33 GMT]
Seventy three civilians were reported missing in the Jaffna peninsula from January to September in 2000 according to a report put out by the Human Rights Commission in Jaffna Thursday. The report said that 152 persons were arrested by the Sri Lankan security forces during this period.
Four hundred and twenty one civilians were wounded and hundred and thirty one were killed in Jaffna last year due to the war, the report adds. Of these 156 were wounded and 26 were killed in the month of May alone according to the HRC report.