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June 27, 2009

Catholic Culture : Six priests imprisoned in Sri Lanka: possible war-crime witnesses?
Six Catholic priests are being held in detention by the government of Sri Lanka, along with others who may have witnessed brutality by government troops in their last successful offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels.

Associated Press : Sri Lanka detains ethnic Tamil lawmaker
Sri Lanka has detained an ethnic Tamil lawmaker who was one of few witnesses to the bloody end of the island’s 25-year civil war last month, over alleged links to the now-defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, his colleague said Tuesday.

BBC : S Lanka camp young ‘malnourished’
The high rate of malnutrition reported among children in camps for displaced people in Sri Lanka is a cause for concern, a senior UN official says.

Medecins Sans Frontieres : Vavuniya district, Sri Lanka: Treating the wounded and medical emergencies remains a priority
“The current restrictions on access to the camps is limiting and slowing are ability to respond to the medical needs of the internally displaced persons,” said Severine Ramon, MSF coordinator in the MSF field hospital.

The Boston Globe : Boston’s Tamils gather to protest abuses
Boston’s Tamil community is holding a fast and a vigil this afternoon and evening at Copley Square to protest what Tamil leaders say are continuing abuses of civilians since the final offensive by the Sri Lankan military against Tamil rebels last month.

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