J.S. Tissainayagam, journalist lauded by Obama, is jailed in Sri Lanka - Times Online

J.S. Tissainayagam, journalist lauded by Obama, is jailed in Sri Lanka...    
ஆக்கம்: (author unknown) | September 1, 2009, 3:38 am

A Sri Lankan journalist described by President Obama as an “emblematic example” of an unjustly persecuted news reporter was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday under antiterror laws.J. S. Tissainayagam, 45, was convicted under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for writing two articles in the North Eastern Monthly magazine in 2006. The pieces were fiercely critical of the Sri Lankan Army’s conduct against the Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) — the terrorist group also known as...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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