Patrick Brown: Enslaved

A Sri Lankan MP has claimed that most of the country’s 800,000 Tamils are living as “slaves” in the heavily controlled Northern Province amid daily crimes perpetrated by massive numbers of military personnel.

The Northern province, which was controlled by the Tamils until the Sri Lankan army launched an all-out offensive two years ago, was now run like a military dictatorship, he said. “People feel they have no freedom.”

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