Sri Lanka: new video evidence of grotesque violations

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Sri Lanka: new video evidence of grotesque violations[ Channel 4 News ][ Mar 09 13:43 GMT ]

There has been no shortage of distressing images emerging from the final two or three years of Sri Lanka’s awful civil war. But this footage is amongst the worst I have seen, writes Callum Macrae. Not because of the scale of the deaths it depicts – five deaths is a small incident in a war which saw upwards of 40,000 civilians massacred in the last few months alone, mostly by government shelling. This footage is awful because of the behaviour of the soldiers towards the bodies of the female Tiger fighters, and because of the underlying culture of systematic brutality and sexual violence which it seems to illustrate. [ full story |