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Extrajudicial killings by Sri Lankan government

Philip Alston, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today there are strong indications that the video of alleged extrajudicial executions by Sri Lankan soldiers that aired last August on British television is authentic, and called for an inquiry into possible war crimes committed during the conflict with Tamil rebels.

(See this video of Mr Alston’s press conference.)

The following is a news report on the executions.