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Jaffna student detained and tortured

Further evidence of torture and forced detainment in the North-East surfaced in the public domain today.

According to Lankasri News, a group of unidentifiable police personnel, arrested and detained a 26 year old Jaffna University student, Devarasa Pradheban.

Pradheban was detained for 3 days under allegations that he was a former member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Pradheban was returned home with numerous obvious signs of torture on his body.

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