(UA 110/08) Freedom in Sri Lanka for Vettivel and Valarmathi Jasikaran

Journalist Vettivel Jaskaran and his wife Valarmathi Jaskaran were released on 26 October 2009 after being arbitrarily detained since March 2008 under anti- terror legislation. Vettivel Jasikaran was arrested on suspicion of “terrorism- related activities” as was his wife for supposedly supporting him. After six months being held without charge he and his wife were indicited for “inciting communal disharmony”. Their case has now been dismissed.