Wednesday, September 02, 2009


By Nick Paton Walsh - The UN says it is viewing with 'utmost concern' a video broadcast on Channel 4 News which allegedly shows Sri Lankan troops executing prisoners.

The images are 'horrendous' and, if authentic, are a serious breach of international law.

The United Nations’s own expert called for an investigation into footage broadcast by this programme.

But there are accusations that the organisation failed to speak out about alleged atrocities committed in the dying days of Sri Lanka's war against the Tamil Tigers.

© Channel 4

Related Links:
An Independent Investigation into SL Executions is Urgent - UN Press Release
SL Minister orders state media heads to take custody of video tapes - Lankaenews
U.N. envoy seeks probe into 'horrendous' Sri Lanka video - CNN

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