Thenmaraadchi farmer seeks refuge with HRC

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 August 2008, 19:19 GMT]
A 27-year-old farmer from Thenmaraadchi sought refuge Friday with Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna office due to death threats by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and SLA-backed paramilitary men. HRC officials took steps to place the farmer in the protective custody of Jaffna Prison.

The farmer who sought refugee is a resident of Allaarai South, Meesaalai, Chaavakachcheari.

Civilians from Thenmaraadchi seeking refuge with HRC Jaffna has been on the decline in recent times compared to earlier figures.

Wednesday, a 56-year-old family man from Thunnaalai in Vadamaraadchi sought protection with HRC Jaffna due to death threats to his life.


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