Action committee demands release of PTA suspects

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 October 2002, 18:47 GMT]
The Action Committee for the Immediate Release of all Political Prisoners (ACIRPP) Tuesday appealed to the Tamil National Alliance to announce its strategy on using its parliamentary strength to expedite the release of all political prisoners.

The ACIRPP has made this appeal when one hundred and thirty nine Tamil political prisoners under detention at Kalutara prison began a fast unto death campaign Tuesday morning.

The political prisoners on hunger strike demand that Minister Milinda Morogoda should meet them at Kalutara prison regarding their release, sources said.

The ACIRPP members met Tuesday at the office of the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) in Colombo discussed several issues regarding continued detention Tamil political prisoners.

The ACIRPP later said in a statement," all political prisoners should be released forthwith. The Tamil National Alliance which has fifteen parliamentarians should exert its parliamentary strength in every possible manner to get the political prisoners released without further delay."

 

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