Nirmala Rajasingam's Police Confession Statement



DESCRIPTION
This confession statement was provided by Nirmala Rajasingam and transcribed by the police after her arrest, and covers her testimony as to what her activities were during the time of the crime she was accused of committing, which was harboring Tamil separatist guerillas. She was eventually given a guilty charge under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and imprisoned. This arrest is a watershed moment in Nirmala Rajasingam's life, as she went on to survive a prison massacre and eventually defected from the LTTE and lived in exile. Nirmala Rajasingam was also recognized as a political prisoner, with several Americans she had a personal connection to during her time in collate in MA advocating for her release from afar, garnering the attention of diplomats from the United States and United Kingdom as well as human rights organizations like Amnesty International. This period and its significance is discussed in Nirmala Rajasingam's interview for the Archival Creators Fellowship project on Ilankai Tamil Feminism.

ADDITIONAL METADATA
Date: November 24, 1982
Subject(s): Nirmala Rajasingam
Type: Text
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Kartik Amarnath
Contributor: Nirmala Rajasingam
Location: Gurunagar, Sri Lanka

PROVENANCE
Collection: Kartik Amarnath Fellowship project
Donor: Nirmala Rajasingam
Item History: 2022-07-08 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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