Wednesday, August 30, 2006

State Terror Sri Lanka

Tamil aid workers in the Tamil provinces in Sri Lanka killed by Sri Lankan government troops. Hello. Now who are the terrorists?


Monitors Say Troops Killed Aid Workers in Sri Lanka

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At a memorial service on Aug. 11 in Trincomalee, a mourner put flowers on photos of 17 Action Against Hunger workers killed early this month.

Published: August 31, 2006

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 30 — In a searing indictment of the Sri Lankan government, Swedish-led cease-fire monitors on Wednesday accused government security forces of killing 17 aid workers early this month in Mutur in one of the worst attacks against humanitarian workers worldwide in recent years.

INTERVIEW-Sri Lanka must guarantee aid worker safety-UN envoy
COLOMBO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka must guarantee the safety of hundreds of humanitarian staff involved in tsunami relief and conflict projects, a United Nations envoy said, after truce monitors accused the military of killing 17 aid workers. The execution-style murders of local staff of aid agency Action Contre La Faim this month as a new bout of civil war flared in northeast Sri Lanka have triggered international outcry. Nordic truce monitors formally blamed the security forces on Wednesday. "The assassination of tsunami aid workers is a shocking and gross violation of international human rights and humanitarian principles," Eric Schwartz, former U.S. President Bill Clinton's deputy United Nations special envoy for tsunami recovery, told Reuters in an interview in Colombo late on Wednesday.

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