MPGA concerned for Chemmani evidence

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 September 1998, 19:40 GMT]
The Missing Person's Guardians Association - Jaffna (MPGA) sent a letter to the National Human Rights Commission today urging it to take action on the Chemmani mass grave issue without any further delay in view of reports that there are secret moves to destroy the evidence about the Chemmani mass grave.

The MPGA expressed fear that the evidence might be damaged due to the monsoon rains that are expected to start next month.

It also pointed out that there is a curfew in Jaffna after dark.

In a related development, the NGO Consortium of Jaffna also sent a letter to the Human Rights Commission and the National Peace Council saying that people in the peninsula are losing the trust they had in the human rights work of these organisations.

The MPGA letter further states that there are complaints from civilians that they had seen smoke and vehicles moving about in the Chemmani area after dark.

The Tamil Centre for Human Rights (TCHR) reported recently that it believed, according to unconfirmed reports, there are mass graves of Tamil people murdered by Sri Lankan troops in areas of the Jaffna peninsula other than Chemmani.


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