Tamil Diplomat

Presidential Commission for inquiry into Missing Persons visits Magazine Prison

A 5-member committee from the Presidential Commission for inquiry into cases of missing persons visited Magazine and met the political prisoners detained there. This visit had taken place last week and this team is expected to visit Anuradhapura prison to undertake inquiries there.

This new 5-member team was appointed by the Presidential commission to inquire regarding political prisoners and it consists of officers from TID and former officers of Defence Ministry.

They individually inquire into each detainee so as to decide whether charge them in courts or release them through courts. The report of this committee will be submitted to the Presidential Commission inquiring into Missing persons.