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Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with \'signs of torture\'
Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with \'signs of torture\'
Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with 'signs of torture'

Excavators in Sri Lanka have found the skeletal remains of 21 children as well as signs of possible torture of the dead in the biggest mass grave in the country’s former civil war zone, Mannar, putting a spotlight on the island’s recent record of human rights violations. So far 276 skeletons have been exhumed, with forensic archaeologist Professor Raj Somadeva…

Independent - Dec 13 15:35 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka’s crisis clouds fate of 20,000 missing people
Sri Lanka’s crisis clouds fate of 20,000 missing people
Sri Lanka’s crisis clouds fate of 20,000 missing people

After seven months of digging around the old Sathosa Building in Mannar, a city some 250 kilometers north of Colombo in Sri Lanka, the remains of some 266 people have been pulled from the clinging earth. While these bodies remain unidentified – and, in some cases, likely unidentifiable – few doubt that they are witnessing the exhumation of the first of 16,000…

Asia Times - Dec 13 14:07 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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