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Letter from Jaffna Students' Union

We are drifting towards a dreadful future. It's up to you to raise your voice on our behalf to inform the international community. Your voices are more likely to reach the international community. We plead with you to do your utmost to save our lives.

Terror unleashed on Jaffna students

We believe that we don't have to tell you what's going on here.

Three students of the university were shot dead on 11 August 2006. Four others were abducted and three were released later after being beaten up severely. So far we don't know the whereabouts or what happened to the fourth student. One student is being kept in Welikade prison.

Many school students have also been abducted, tortured and either released or murdered afterwards. Our condemnation of these atrocities or appeals to i) Release the abducted students and ii) Stop these atrocities altogether have been falling on deaf ears.

Furthermore there has been severe media censorship preventing the circulation of news within and outside the Jaffna Peninsula.

We are drifting towards a dreadful future. It's up to you to raise your voice on our behalf to inform the international community. Your voices are more likely to reach the international community. We plead with you to do your utmost to save our lives. We also ask you to inform the students so that they will raise their voices for us.

Yours sincerely
Secretary
University of Jaffna
University Students' Union
10 May 2007

Phone: +94 21 222 3744
jaffnausu@yahoo.com

Please send emails, write or visit the following websites to send messages to the following:

1)
sg@un.org
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General
UN Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

2)
http://www.un.org/children/conflict/english/contactu s7.html
UN Special Representative for Children And Armed Conflict

3)
bpi@unesco.org
Director General, UNESCO

4)
http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page821.asp
Tony Blair

5)
secrt@ohchr.org
Louise Arbour, High Commissioner, UNHRC

6)
Benita.Ferrero-Waldner@ec.europa.eu
EU Commissioner for External Relations