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Families of Tamil political prisoners launch hunger strike in Jaffna demanding their release

Families of Tamil political prisoners detained by the Sri Lankan security services held a hunger strike on Monday by the Muniyappar temple in Jaffna, calling for their immediate release.

Families of those who are missing also joined the protest. The protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations by families in the North-East calling on the government to release Tamil political prisoners.

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