LTTE must release abducted UN staffers: Lankan envoy

March 17th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been asked to release United Nations staff members and three children, who have been forcibly detained by them for the past one week.
“The LTTE does not respect any international law, or even the rights of human dignity. If the terrorists will kidnap United Nations workers and their family members, the world can better understand how they treat innocent Sri Lankan civilians who are trying desperately to flee the conflict zone and seek safety,” Sri Lanka’’s Ambassador to the US, Jaliya Wickramasuriya said in a statement released by the embassy on Monday.
The UN members were abducted over the weekend in the government declared “No Fire Zone” in the northern part of the island. (ANI)

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