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Gang rape case against SL navy postponed again

A court case against seven Sri Lankan navy personnel, accused of gang raping two Tamil girls in Karainagar earlier this month, has been postponed once more, the Uthayan reported.

The Jaffna based newspaper said the case will now be heard on September 4, as no one was present to represent the two victims aged 9 and 11. All seven Sri Lankan Navy personnel are currently on bail.

The rape of the school girls, which reportedly occurred for 11 days, has been condemned by locals, who protested against the ongoing rape and sexual assault against Tamil children by military personnel, and also called for an end to the intimidation and harassment of victims.

See our earlier posts:

Judicial Medical Officer confirms rape injuries on school girl (26 July 2014)

Court case against SL navy postponed again (26 Jul 2014)

Military intimidate media at inquiry into gang rape of Tamil school girls (25 Jul 2014)

Girl was raped by Navy men for 11 days – TNA MP (22 July 2014)

Sexual violence and militarisation in North-East are closely interlinked – K Guruparan (20 July 2014)

Locals protest against rape of 11y girl by SL navy in Karainagar (19 July 2014)

Sri Lankan navy personnel suspected of rape released by police (18 July 2014)

11 year old girl raped by navy officer in Jaffna (16 July 2014)