Complaint lodged with HRC on Jaffna arrest

A complaint has been lodged with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna regarding the arrest of seven people on terrorism related charges, the Jaffna HRC office said.

The seven people have been arrested by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) and taken to Colombo, the complaint said.

Of the seven arrested, five had been arrested in Kopai and 2 in Chavakacheri and charge sheets have also been issued.

The Jaffna regional office of the HRC said that based on the complaint it has been found that the seven people were arrested under the anti-terrorism laws.

According to the Jaffna HRC the seven people were among the war displaced in the Wanni who were resettled in Kopai and Chavakacheri. (Colombo Gazette)