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Campaigners in Sri Lanka have appealed to the United Nations to intervene in the case of two human rights activists believed to have been abducted last month.

A campaign group, Students for Human Rights, handed a letter to the UN's country chief Subinay Nandy asking the UN Human Rights Council to help investigate their disappearance.

Nuwan Bopage, president of Students for Human Rights, said that they have written to all the authorities in the country, but so far they have not even responded.
 
Bopage said that they believe the missing activists are in military custody, The BBC reports.
 
Twenty-nine-year-old Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and 34-year-old Kugan Muruganandan went missing last month from the northern Jaffna district after they organised demonstrations for the families of missing people.
 
Supporters have maintained that they believe the security forces secretly abducted them, not only because Jaffna is firmly controlled by the military, but also because the wife of one of the victims claimed she spotted their motorcycle inside a police compound.
 
Several other people have disappeared in unexplained circumstances since Weeraraj and Muruganathan went missing.
 
Since the two human rights workers disappeared there have been no more demonstrations for the families of missing people. (Source: ANI)

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  • tomcat Sunday, 08 January 2012 02:45 AM

    In Afgan , Iraq and Palestine people are missing in thousands, why UN is silent about them ?


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