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Tamil political prisoners allowed to face trial in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 10:15 No Comment]

Aunuradapura court on instructions by Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence, informed Monday that Tamil political prisoners held in Jaffna prison will be tried in Jaffna magistrate court, sources in Jaffna said. Sri Lanka government had taken steps to transfer the at least 18 Tamil political prisoners in Jaffna prison to Anurdapura prison and to take up their cases in Anuradapura court. The Tamil political prisoners had protested against this decision and had gone on hunger strike as their safety in Anuradapura was not guaranteed.

The cases of ten Tamil political prisoners held in Jaffna prison were to be taken for trial in Anurdapura court Monday.

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