Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sri Lanka Accused Of War Crimes Against The Tamils

Handout screen grab taken off video provided by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka and shot in January 2009 (AFP/Journalists For Democracy)

UN Investigator Accuses Sri Lanka of Crimes Against Tamils -- Voice of America

A U.N. special investigator is accusing the Sri Lankan government of serious crimes against Tamil civilians in the last phase of the country's civil war that ended in 2009. The investigator has presented his report to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Special Investigator on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Christof Heyns said a video broadcast last year of the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka presents credible evidence of crimes committed by the government against the Tamil people.

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More News On The UN Investigator Accusing Sri Lanka Of War Crimes

Sri Lanka war atrocities video credible: U.N. envoy -- Reuters
UN envoy concludes Sri Lanka execution video authentic -- AFP
UN Expert Says Video Shows Sri Lanka War Crimes -- Voice of America
UN human rights expert says new footage shows proof of Sri Lanka war crimes -- Newser

My Comment
: this blog covered the last year of the civil war in Sri Lanka. I saw the video in question .... and there is no doubt in my mind that it is real.

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