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Sri Lanka: PTA suspect discharged after 7 years in remand

Apr 22, 2011 8:16:15 PM - yahoo.com
The Batticaloa High Court discharged an accused who was indicted seven years ago under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for getting arms training from LTTE. The High Court Judge, Mr. B. Sasimahendran, reasoned that the the confession made by the accused was taken under duress, and therefore, he is discharging the accused. The accused, 44 years-old Kanthasamy Thavarajan of Badulla was kept ...