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Another brutal attack sends Tamil political prisoner to coma

Following the attack on the Eezham Tamil prisoners in Vauniyaa resulting in the death of two and injury of many, details of the case of a new attack in the Galle prison last week, leaving a prisoner in coma status and others suspectedly injured have started trickling out now. The Tamil prisoner in coma is identified as 34-year-old Sundaram Saheeskumar, father of a 10-year-old child. He was arrested in 2007 and and without any charges filed was kept in the New Magazine prison in Colombo. Recently, he was transferred to the Galle prison on 21 August.

When his wife, Ms. Kavitha and his child Sahitya went to see him last week, she was told of the transfer and when she went to Galle she found him in a state of coma admitted in the Kaluwapitiya hospital in Galle.
TamilNet, Monday, 27 August 2012



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