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Ex-leader\'s brother \'led death squad\' in Sri Lanka
Ex-leader's brother 'led death squad' in Sri Lanka

A police report has implicated the brother of a former Sri Lankan president saying he directed a top secret death squad that targeted journalists and dissidents. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the Mount Lavinia magistrate's court on Monday that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa - who was defence minister during the rule of his brother, Mahinda - led a unit…

Aljazeera - Mar 21 20:32 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka risks censure as president falters on war legacy
Sri Lanka risks censure as president falters on war legacy

President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in Sri Lanka promising justice for war crimes, breaking from his hawkish predecessor and presenting the island with its first real shot at a lasting peace. But that optimism has been sorely tested as Sirisena, having missed a two-year deadline to investigate war-era abuses, declared he would never prosecute his soldiers,…

AFP - Mar 11 19:13 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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