Indian fishermen at Jaffna prison stage fast

fishermen_indian_fish_reuteIndian fishermen held at the Jaffna prison staged a fast today in protest over their detention, the Jaffna media reported.

At least 51 Indian fishermen launched the fast this morning demanding that they be released immediately.

The 51 Indian fishermen had been arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

The fishermen are now demanding that they be freed to mark Christmas day. (Colombo Gazette)