Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Sri Lanka's forces accused of massacring aid workers...

A French charity has accused Sri Lanka's security forces of killing 17 of its aid workers in 2006, and demanded an international inquiry.

Action Against Hunger (ACF) said it had been awaiting the outcome of Sri Lanka's own inquiries but they had turned into a "farce".

The workers were found shot dead at their office in the town of Muttur.

A Sri Lankan military spokesman rejected ACF's allegations, suggesting the charity had withheld evidence.

ACF said its workers had been lined up, forced to kneel and each shot in the head.

The killings happened as security forces took control of Muttur, while fighting Tamil Tiger rebels.

Other allegations of war crimes overshadowed a Commonwealth summit held in Sri Lanka this month. Full story...

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