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DOES Sri LAnka 'WAR CRIMES' Video need Investigation ?? Watch

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    Last night, Channel 4 News broadcast an extended Sri Lanka execution video, apparently showing government troops executing Tamils in the last few weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war.

    The video is a longer version of one which already sparked a United Nations (UN) investigation 16 months ago when it first came to light.

    The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, told Channel 4 News futher investigations were needed.

    "It is shocking indeed, and clearly deserves more investigation," he said.

    Channel 4 News has sent the new video to the UN panel investigating allegations of war cimes in Sri Lanka.

    The country's 26-year civil war ended in May 2009 when the Sri Lanka army defeated the LTTE - Tamil Tigers - in an area known as the "no-fire zone". Estimates of how many civilians died in just the last five months of the conflict, when violence escalated hugely, range from 7,000 to 30,000.
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    The video and the article can be found in the following link.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/un-sri-...-investigation

    related links

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8607301.stm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8491120.stm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8491120.stm


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    The Czech Republic is confused as to why the Sri Lankan delegate has posted on a matter concerning itself yet offered no official position. The Czech Republic therefore wishes to press Sri Lanka as to it's position, whilst also requesting that further UN investigations are made into the legitimacy of the video in question.
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    Brazil does believe that an international investigation, coordinated by the UN, is necessary to resolve the unanswered questions regarding this incident. Inevitably in the 'fog of war', there are details that need to be ascertained before Sri Lanka can fully recover from the conflict
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    (Original post by FoolishUK)
    The Czech Republic is confused as to why the Sri Lankan delegate has posted on a matter concerning itself yet offered no official position. The Czech Republic therefore wishes to press Sri Lanka as to it's position, whilst also requesting that further UN investigations are made into the legitimacy of the video in question.
    Afghanistan echoes this.
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    Myanmar and North Korea have no official comment to make on this matter.
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    Iran fully supports the actions of the Sri Lankan government. Casualties are inevitable in war.

    [ooc] Did you know Iran is Sri Lanka's largest aid donor? [/ooc]
 
 
 
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