Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Tamil Tissainayagam freed on bail

Do you remember Tamil journalist J. S. Tissainayagam sentenced initially with 20 years hard labor, pending the outcome of his appeal he was released -10 days before elections- on bail.
Initially imprisoned for having said that situation of ethnic Tamils haven't change after the Tamil Eelam Tigers military defeat and Velupillai Prabhakaran's death.

In fact tomorrow's elections have little to offer to the Tamil minority, who have to chose between the man that ordered their military defeat and the man who carried it out, to lead the reestablishment of a Sinhala state.

While Tissainayagam managed his release, others -Prageeth Eknaligoda Political reporter and cartoonist- dissapeared just before the elections in what seems as an obvious effort to silence opposing voices.

More about Tissainayagam here.

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