South African Tamils protest against Sri Lanka's rights violations

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 May 2006, 22:58 GMT]
Representatives of the South African Tamil Federation, Dravidians for Peace and Justice, Tamil Co-ordinating Committee, supporters of human rights in South Africa, and concerned Tamils staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the United Nations building in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, protesting the human rights violations of the Sri Lanka Government against Tamil civilians, sources in South Africa said.

South African Tamils protest
Protesters carried placards and shouted slogans highlighting the human rights violations, including the recent murder of civilians in Allaipiddy, Jaffna, allegedly carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and its collaborating paramilitaries.

A memorandum was read and then handed to Michael Ljustrom, United Nations High Commissioner for South Africa.

Tamil Co-ordinating Committee is planning another protest demonstration in Durban on 21st May 2006, organizers said.


South African Tamils protest
South African Tamils protest


South African Tamils protest


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