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Human Righs Watch wants International Inquiry for Aid Worker Killings in SL

August 4, 2009

Sri Lanka: Adopt International Inquiry for Aid Worker Killings
Third Anniversary of ACF Murders Marked by Government Inaction, Intimidation

August 3, 2009
(New York) – The Sri Lankan government’s gross mishandling of the investigation into the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers in the northeastern town of Mutur three years ago demonstrates the need for an international commission of inquiry, Human Rights Watch said today. Since mid-July 2009, government actions in the case – for which no one has been arrested, let alone convicted – raised further concerns about an already deeply troubling investigation, Human Rights Watch said.
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Relatives of the slain French aid group Action Contre La Faim’s local staff mourn during their funeral procession near Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

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Relatives of the slain French aid group Action Contre La Faim’s local staff mourn during their funeral procession near Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

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