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Tamil woman at forefront of Mullaitivu disappearances protest assaulted and threatened with death

A woman at the forefront of the Mullaitivu families of the disappeared protest was assaulted by two men who also threatened her with death if she did not stop protesting, reports JDSLanka.

Mariyasuresh Easwary, one of the key figures of the Mullaitivu protest which passed 150 days recently, was approached near Theerthakarai cemetery in Mullaitivu, by two men on motorbikes while walking alone on Monday night.

The men groped and slapped her after telling her to stay away from the protest to discourage others from protesting.

"If you leave the campaign, the others will follow. If you don't, you will have to face severe consequences," the men threatened.

Mrs Easwary is searching for her husband who was disappeared in 2009 after being arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the final stages of the war.