At least 22 persons have been taken into custody from Kilinochchi in recent weeks by police under the charges of attempting to revive the currently defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the country, a senior official from Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) said indicating complaints lodged by families of the detainees. '
Among the arrested persons, a 17 year old child was also reportedly taken into custody by the police. The family of the child brought to the attention of the HRCSL by submitting the birth certificate of the detained child. Last week alone, at least five persons were taken to custody under similar charges.
The arrested persons are yet to be produced before the Courts, the official said.(N.L)