Tamil political prisoners appeal to TNA seeking amnesty

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 June 2010, 04:25 GMT]
Tamil political prisoners held in Welikada and Magazine prisons have appealed toTamil National Alliance (TNA) to move an adjournment motion in Parliament when it is scheduled to meet next week 8 June demanding general amnesty for them. More than one hundred and twenty Tamil political prisoners are held in these prisons and most of them are yet to be produced in court.

The political prisoners have requested TNA leader R. Sampanthan to work for their release.

They cited the amnesty granted to JVP suspects arrested during the first insurgency and then to Tamil prisoners under the Indo-Sri Lanka peace accord.

Tamil political prisoners now demand that they should be granted amnesty and that TNA should take up their case with the Government of Sri Lanka and Government of India, TNA sources said.


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