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Families of Tamil political prisoners protest outside UN office in Jaffna

Family members of Tamil Political Prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) took part in a public protest in front of the UN office in Jaffna on Monday.

The demonstrators voiced concern about the welfare of the hunger striking prisoners that had reached their 8th day of fasting.

The protest, organised by the Mannar Citizens Committee, was attended by the leader of the Tamil Naitonal Peoples’ Front (TNPF) Gajendrakumar Ponnabmalam and other members.