HRW urges Sri Lanka for justice to killed ACF aid workers
New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Sri Lankan Government to mete out justice in the killing of 17 aid workers of French charity, Action Against Hunger (ACF).
Issuing a statement on Sunday, the organization said the Sri Lankan authorities have not brought to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers a decade ago, reports the Colombo Page.
The killings of the ACF workers – 16 ethnic Tamils, including four women, and one Muslim – occurred after several days of fighting between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for control of Muttur.
The ACF team was providing assistance to the survivors of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The special court being set up by the government should ensure that the ACF killings and other wartime atrocities are fully and fairly tried with significant foreign involvement, and all those culpable brought to account, regardless of rank or position, said Human Rights Watch.
According to the HRW, the non-governmental University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) published detailed findings on the Muttur killings based on accounts from witnesses and weapons analysis that implicate government security forces present in the area.
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“According to the HRW, the non-governmental University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) published detailed findings on the Muttur killings based on accounts from witnesses and weapons analysis that implicate government security forces present in the area.”
What were these the non-governmental University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) doing when Prabhakaran was sending child soldiers to the front. Of course these teachers will not point the finger at their own people. And as far as the witnesses and analyst I am confident that they will all be Tamils. Are these human rights people for real. The west can use any tactics to defeat terrorists in their country and when we do defeat our home grown terrorists they want to interfere .Why dont try to put a stop to Putin’s atrocities?. I guess it is easier to bully Sri Lanka because we are a smaller country and our current leaders are bending in two and saying ” Yes Sir No Sir Three bags full Sir”
I agree with you Mr. Fernando. It seems this so called University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) acting as a PROXY for Tamil Diaspora living comfortably in developed countries such as USA, Norway, France, UK, Germany. Their children get the best education while kidnapped poor Tamil children get brain washed, put a Cyanide capsule around their necks and sent to the war front. As university teachers these academics should have seen this as a Human Right violation.