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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UN rights expert confirmed authenticity of Sri Lanka war crimes video
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On May 30, 2011, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Christof Heyns urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to conduct further investigations into possible Sri Lankan war crimes. The announcement came after Heyns reconfirmed the legitimacy of a video of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members being executed by members of the Sri Lankan military. The Sri Lankan government had repeatedly denied the video's authenticity, as well as accusations that its forces violated international law during the country's 26-year civil war.

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