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ICP – With 6432 Dead in Sri Lanka, UN Council Takes Over Press Room, UNHCR Funds Detention Camps, “Collective Punishment”

April 25, 2009

The UN descended into chaos on Friday on the topic of Sri Lanka. In Colombo, the UN gave diplomats an updated chart of civilian casualties, with the death count having risen to 6432 since January 20, up from 2683 as of March 7. Inner City Press exclusively published the first report, and now places online this second one, here. In response to Inner City Press’ questions on Friday, UN Deputy Spokesperson Marie Okabe said that these UN figures “may be a reasonable estimate.” Video here, from Minute 10:29.

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