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Tamil journalist detained and harassed by Sri Lankan Army while reporting in Mullaitivu

A Tamil journalist was detained by the Sri Lankan army and subject to threatening and abusive language by an army official while reporting on the army’s plans to appropriate land in Mullaitivu.

The journalist who had been working in Alampil, were residents have reported that the Sri Lankan Army is attempting to permanently seize the land of a destroyed LTTE cemetery was stopped and questioned by soldiers.

When the journalist refused to hand over his camera to be searched, he was taken aside and interrogated by a higher ranking officer who implied that his days were numbered and also subjected him to verbal abuse.

The journalist was released after an hour and a half.

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