Friday, October 26, 2012

NEWS IN PICTURES: "Give us Justice"

Text and Pix by :~  Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Families and friends of those who have gone missing during the past few years gathered in front of the United Nations office in Colombo recently, and participated in a sit – down protest against the disappearances. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters and wives of all communities, whose loved ones have been disappeared, urged the United Nations Organisation to deliver justice. Emotional relatives of the disappeared demanded accountability by prosecuting the people responsible for enforced disappearances

Give us JUSTICE; bring our loved ones ALIVE!”, “We need JUSTICE; not EXCUSES!“The war is over, but our loved ones have not yet returned home!”, “Where is my husband?”; “Where is my father?” ‘Where is my brother?” protesters demanded and pleaded.

The silent protest was jointly organized by Prageeth Eknaligoda’s family, along with Families of the Disappeared and the Committee for Investigating Disappearances (CID) to mark 1000th day since the disappearance of  cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who went missing on 24th January 2010.

Today's pictorial on Ceylon Today



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