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Repression continues under military's 'watchful eye'

Those imprisoned, for alleged being LTTE cadres, continue to face military repression long after they are released, said Velvettithurai's urban councillor, MK Sivajilingam.

He added,

"These former LTTE cadres are now forced to live under the watchful eye of military intelligence. Some of them are told to report to the military once a week and others are told to come once a month,"

"They are told that they will face death if they get involved in anti government politics."

In 2009, Sri Lanka's military arrested and detained tens of thousands of young Tamil men and women for allegedly being LTTE cadres. Some have been released following a period of 'rehabilitation', however, no formal charges were brought.

Many remain detained, with their families desperate to discover their whereabouts.

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