Court reserves order on admissibility of Tissanayagam "confession"

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 November 2008, 16:57 GMT]
The Colombo High Court Friday reserved its order for December 5 on the Voire Dire inquiry on the admissibility of the purported confession made by Sunday Times journalist J.S.Tissainayagam to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). When the case was taken up on Friday for further submission before High Court Judge Ms. Deepani Wijesundara the State Counsel and the Defence Counsel made oral submissions, legal sources said.

The State Counsel said that the defence had failed to prove that the purported confession by journalist Tissainayagam was involuntary.

The defence counsel in his submission said that his client had been forced by a police officer named Razik to write his purported confession and his client had done it under duress.

Tissanayagam along with Jaseeharan and his wife were arrested in March this year and being held in detention since then, legal sources said.


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