Thursday, May 29, 2014

'Show proof they are LTTE supporters'

‘Show proof they are LTTE supporters’

May 28, 2014
The three suspected members of Liberation of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE) may face torture or procecution by the Sri Lankan
government, says M Kulasegaran.

m kulasegaranPETALING
JAYA: The police have no credible evidence to show that the three
detained Sri Lankan nationals are supporters of Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam (LTTE), DAP vice-chairman M Kulasegaran said today.

“The deportation is most unacceptable as Sri Lanka political leaders
themselves have been alleged to have committed war crimes, genocide,
ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity,” he said.

In the last three years, UN Humans Rights Council had adopted
resolutions against Sri Lanka for committing gross abuse of human rights
against the Tamil minority,” said Kulasegaran in a statement today.

“Deportation is cruel and inhuman because there is a possibility that they may have face torture or prosecution,” he said.

“Malaysia is not a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention which governs the status of refugees.

“International law requires a non-signatory to this Convention of
refugees not to deport if there is a possibility that the refugee may
face torture or persecution for which Sri Lankan authorities are world
famous for.

“Refugees once granted the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) card must be accorded the necessary protection and not
deportation,” he added.

The Ipoh Barat MP also asked why Sri Lankan embassy was actively
involved in the local affairs to the extend it could persuade the
Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to take action.

He said if one watched the “No Fire Zone” documentary it would be
undisputedly clear how deeply involved the Sri Lankan authorities were
in butchering and killing its own citizens during the civil war.

“With all these wrongdoings of the Sri Lankan authorities, how can
our investigators label the three detainees as terrorists?” he asked.

On May 25, Khalid revealed that three suspected LTTE members were
detained by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division in
multiple raids in Petaling Jaya and Klang on May 15.

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