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Jaffna journalist detained after investigating assault by Sri Lankan police

A freelance Tamil journalist from Jaffna has been detained by a court in Point Pedro on Wednesday, reports the local newspaper, Uthayan.

N Logathayalan was called in for an investigation regarding his coverage for the paper of the assault of a school girl by Sri Lankan police officers at Nelliyadi station.

He was called for an investigation at 10am by Nelliyadi police, when he was taken into custody and produced before Point Pedro court at 2pm. He has been ordered to be held in custody until April 17.

The reason for the detention are not known, the paper reported.

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