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UN unable to answer questions on ‘unacceptably high civilian death toll’

May 30, 2009


Voice of America : Rights Group Asks UN to Speak Out on Sri Lanka ‘Bloodbath’
Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations to make public what it knows about civilian deaths in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the government’s assault on Tamil Tiger rebels.

The human-rights group challenged the U.N. Friday to disclose a full account of how many civilians were killed, following a British newspaper report that up to 20,000 civilians died during the final weeks of fighting, and that most were killed by Sri Lankan government forces.

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