Two more TPPs join hunger-strike at Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:07 GMT]
Two political prisoners, including a Tamil-speaking Mulsim, recently transferred to Anuradhapura from Colombo have joined the hunger strike on Sunday. The SL military intelligence has alleged the Muslim prisoner, Abdul Hameed Umar Hattaaph, as being involved in the assassination carried out by the LTTE on a former commander of the genocidal military, Major General (retd) Janaka Perera in 2008.

Along with Umar Hattaaph, who hails from Vavuniyaa, Nadarasa Sabeswaran from Ki'linochchi has also been alleged of involvement in the assassination of Janaka Perera. He has also joined the hunger strike on Sunday.

Ten political prisoners are on hunger-strike now. The hunger strike was launched on 14 September.

Around 125 Tamil-speaking political prisoners are languishing for several years, some of them for more than 20 years in the SL prisons under the notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

At the same time, the families of thousands of people who have been subjected to enforced disappearances during the three-decades war are struggling to find out the whereabouts of their kith and kin.


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