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Is this Evidence of Sri Lankan 'War Crimes'?

August 26, 2009

A video clip received from Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) evidences the way extra-judicial killings are executed in the island. The video captured in January show the behaviour of Sri Lankas soldiers during the war that is claimed humanitarian operation to rescue the Tamils, JDS reported Tuesday.

This video may not be suitable for minors.

Naked, bound and shot: how 'Tamil rebel' was killed by Sri Lankan soldier

The man is young, naked, bound and blindfolded; a corpse lying across his legs. A soldier approaches him in what appears to be Sri Lankan army uniform and shoots him at point-blank range, apparently amused at the death. "It's like he jumped," he says.

The footage, released last night, appears to show what the Tamil community and human rights campaigners have long alleged: that in its final surge against the Tamil Tiger rebels this year, the Sri Lankan Army summarily killed prisoners.

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