August 30, 2009 Comments Off on International Day of the Dissapeared
August 29, 2009 Comments Off on Execution Video Shows Need for International Inquiry – HRW
Human Rights Watch : Sri Lanka: Execution Video Shows Need for International Inquiry
No Action on Government Promises of Investigations to United Nations
The blood, blindfolds, and mud of this apparent atrocity makes nonsense of President Rajapaksa’s claims of a clean war against the Tamil Tigers. An international inquiry needs to get to the bottom of this and other war crimes committed during the past year’s fighting.
August 20, 2009 Comments Off on More on the floods…
August 5, 2009 Comments Off on Sri Lanka govt berated over aid workers' deaths
AFP : Sri Lanka govt berated over aid workers’ deaths
COLOMBO — The New York-based group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday pressed for an international probe into the killings in Sri Lanka of 17 local employees of a French charity three years ago.
BBC : Sri Lanka deaths probe demanded
August 4, 2009 Comments Off on Human Righs Watch wants International Inquiry for Aid Worker Killings in SL
Sri Lanka: Adopt International Inquiry for Aid Worker Killings
Third Anniversary of ACF Murders Marked by Government Inaction, Intimidation
Relatives of the slain French aid group Action Contre La Faim’s local staff mourn during their funeral procession near Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.© Reuters 2006
Relatives of the slain French aid group Action Contre La Faim’s local staff mourn during their funeral procession near Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
July 30, 2009 Comments Off on Sri Lanka: Free Civilians From Detention Camps
The Sri Lankan government should immediately release the more than 280,000 internally displaced Tamil civilians held in detention camps in northern Sri Lanka, Human Rights Watch said today.
The government, in violation of international law, has since March 2008 confined virtually all civilians displaced by the fighting between government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in detention camps, euphemistically called “welfare centers” by the government. Only a small number of camp residents, mainly the elderly, have been released to host families and institutions for the elderly.
“Keeping several hundred thousand civilians who had been caught in the middle of a war penned in these camps is outrageous,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Haven’t they been through enough? They deserve their freedom, like all other Sri Lankans.”
July 30, 2009 Comments Off on Calls for Sri Lanka to release displaced Tamil refugees
eTaiwan News – Rights group pushes Sri Lanka to free civilians
Reuters India – Rights group urges resettlement for Sri Lanka’s displaced
Australia Network News – Human rights group urges for release of Tamils