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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 ]

Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling
Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling
Still riven: Measures to placate Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority are stalling

“WE ARE like dogs in the street, while your men occupy our homes,” read one of the banners strung up by Tamil protesters, mostly women in saris and ragged children. They had been camping for more than a month in a jumble of makeshift tents on a baking, dusty roadside near a Sri Lankan air-force base in the country’s remote north-east. They said that the armed…

The Economist - Mar 17 13:59 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, History, WarCrimes ]

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