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Saturday 19 October 2019
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The suspect in “Sumanthiran murder attempt” attacked in jail and produced in court in clutches

The suspect in “Sumanthiran murder attempt” attacked in jail and produced in court in clutches

The Attorneys at Law of Kilinochchi court has expressed their objection en-masse to the suspect in the Sumanthiran’s case being attacked in Jail. They have also sent letters expressing their objection to the Minister of Justice and Commissioner of Prisons.

The Sumanthiran case came up for inquiries before the Kilinochchi court yesterday. The matter of the suspect being attacked by the prison officials was brought to the notice of the court.Said suspect had come in clutches to the court being unable walk normally.His mother started crying seeing her son’s situation.The accused also cried in the presence of the judge.

The AALs requested that the 5 suspects of the case be transferred to Jaffna Prison. After considering their application the court ordered the accused be transferred to Jaffna prison. The attacked accused said in open court that  he can identify the person who attacked him.

The AALs said that the barbaric attacks of the prison official are continuing in the said prison.

They have informed the court that they are symbolically boycotting the court yesterday submitting three demands:

1.Inquiries should be undertaken against the officers involved in the attacks.

2. Interdicting them until the conclusion of the inquiry.

3. Establishing a prison in an area in Kilinochchi under the purview of the court for the prisoners of the Kilinochchi court.


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