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Families of Tamil disappeared hold demo as UN working group visits Jaffna office

Photographs: Tamil Guardian


Families of the disappeared staged demonstrations to welcome United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UN WGEID) to Jaffna on Thursday.

The demonstrations took place outside the UN Jaffna office, where a member of the visiting UN team was holding consultations.
 
Mr Seong Phil Hong met the demonstrating family members of the disappeared following his meeting at the UN office in Jaffna.
 

The UN working group is expected to gather information on disappearances cases, and advise the government on tackling prevailing issues of enforced disappearances.

The international experts are expected to start and end their visit in Colombo, whilst travelling to Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Matale, Trincomalee, Ampara and Galle.

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