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Tamils fearful after disappearances campaigner and daughter arrested by SL police

Tamils in Kilinochchi were left in fear today, after a prominent campaigner against disappearances, and her 13 year old daughter were arrested by the Sri Lankan police.

Balendran Jeyakumari and her daughter Vipoosika, gained prominence during British Prime Minister Cameron’s visit to Jaffna in November, with Vipoosika’s desperate pleas for the return of her missing brother gaining widespread coverage.

Speaking to the Uthayan, Tamil campaigners who had also taken part in the protests during Mr. Cameron's visit, most of whom were widows and women from female headed households, said they were now living in fear that they too would be targeted by the Sri Lankan security forces for their campaign work.

See related article: Tamil 'Disappearances' campaigner and 13y daughter held by Sri Lankan military (13 March 2014)

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