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Eezham Tamil immolates himself to death in front of UN office in Geneva

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 February 2009, 16:17 GMT]
A 26-year-old diaspora Eezham Tamil from UK has self-immolated himself to death in front of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) in Switzerland Thursday night around 8:20 p.m., according to police spokesman Eric Grandgean. The man has identified himself as Murukathasan in a letter left behind by him 10 meters away from the scene, the Police officer said when contacted by a Tamil journalist in Switzerland on Friday. The copy of the letter in English and Tamil, received by Tamil journalists, with the identical name, said: "I believe the flames over my body, heart and soul will help the world community to have a deep human look over the great sufferings of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

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"Till this moment the genocide activities against the Tamils by the Sri Lankan government is silently accepted by the International Community by helping Sinhala state terrorism [..]," the letter said.

The letter in English, received by media was verified with the name revealed by the Police officer.

Police is trying to trace the family and establish his full identity.

The act of self-immolation was witnessed by three individuals and police was on the spot when Murukathasan died.

The letters he wrote in both Tamil and English and delivered to Tamil media in Switzerland and received by TamilNet through the media circles are provided below:

Photos of Murukathasan sent with his letters, appeared in Tamil websites.

Murukathasan letter
Letter in English, page 1
Murukathasan letter
Letter in English, page 2
Murukathasan letter
Letter in English, page 3
Murukathasan letter
Letter in English, page 4
Murukathasan letter
Letter in English, page 5
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 1
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 2
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 3
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 4
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 5
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 6
Murukathasan letter
Tamil letter, page 7



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