Mullaitivu journalist arrested over Navy complaint

A journalist based in Mullaitivu was arrested today over a complaint filed by the Navy.

He was subsequently released on bail.

Tamil Guardian said that its Mullaitivu correspondent Shanmugam Thavaseelan was arrested a day after he was questioned by the Police.

The journalist’s lawyers argued that the allegations leading to his arrest were fabricated and part of a targeted campaign of harassment and intimidation.

The reason given for the arrest was that he had assaulted and caused injury to the Navy officer during a protest staged by families of the missing. (Colombo Gazette)


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