South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Allegation made by University Lecturers for Democracy

By Lakna Paranamanna

Sri Lanka has the largest number of illegal prison camps in the world, detaining some 8000 political prisoners within them, said Professor Kumar David of the University Lecturers for Democracy (ULD) yesterday, quoting the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

“Thousands of Tamil youths who are held in detention for allegedly being LTTE members are not held under a warrant nor any law. Neither have they been produced before a magistrate.

These individuals are political prisoners and Sarath Fonseka is the most well known political prisoner of all,” said Prof. David speaking at a media briefing held at the Hotel Nippon in Colombo yesterday.

Source: Daily Mirror – 07.10.2010