NPC wants Tamil detainees released

arrestThe Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on 19 November 2014, adopted a resolution calling for the release of Tamil political prisoners who have been in jail for several years without a proper trial. The motion submitted by the chairman of the council C.V.K Sivagnanam  was adopted unanimously. The motion, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Justice Minister to release the detainees saying that several Tamil political prisoners have been in jail for between 8-15 years without their case being taken up for hearing. Most prisoners were arrested on suspicion over LTTE links but have not been charged even five years after the war ended, the motion said.


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