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After a year in jail, Tamil PTA prisoner finally released on bail

A Tamil man who was arrested under the notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) last year for allegedly 'promoting Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ideology', has finally been released on bail earlier today.

Ganapathipillai Mohan, also known as 'theatre Mohan', was arrested by Sri Lankan police for allegedly sharing a photo of LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.  They also seized a mobile phone and an Apple iPad.

He was arrested as part of a spate of detentions across the North-East last year, and has been held in remand ever since.

Though he was released on bail, charges against Mohan have still not been dropped.

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