This story was broken by Channel 4 news (The only decent T.V media in the U.K) back in August of 2009
This is quite shocking evidence of war crimes commited by the Sri Lankan Army in defeating the Tamil Tigers. The U.N has analysed the video obtained
by Channel 4 news and verified it as authentic and a war crimes probe has been called for by Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial,
summary or arbitrary executions. www.un.org...
Obviously the Sri Lankan Governemnt have denied this on several occasions along with other accused war crimes. They cite that the footage is not
consistant with a Mobile Phone. This excerpt is from the U.N report.
''Peter Diaczuk, an expert in firearms evidence, concluded that the recoil, movement of the weapon and the shooter, and the gases expelled from the
muzzle in both apparent shootings were consistent with firing live ammunition, and not with shooting blank cartridges.
Daniel Spitz, a prominent forensic pathologist, found that the footage appeared authentic, especially with respect to the two individuals who are
shown being shot in the head at close range. He found that the body reaction, movement, and blood evidence was entirely consistent with what would be
expected in such shootings.
Jeff Spivack, an expert in forensic video analysis, found no evidence of breaks in continuity in the video, no additional video layers, and no
evidence of image manipulation''
Sri Lanka does not appear to be in too bad a situation though politically as it has China in its corner which prevented any charges or censure being
issued back in May due to its veto power on any resolution.
Do you think these killings were real?
Is it the tip of the iceberg?
Are these killings an acceptable tool in defeating a 'terrorist' organization?
What can be done, if anything, to bring those responsible to justice?
Any other thoughts are welcome
(visit the link for the full news article)