"Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" to be screened at EU Parliament

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 October 2011, 03:35 GMT]
Three international Human Rights watchdogs, Amnesty International, International Crisis Group (ICG), and Human Rights Watch (HRW) are jointly organizing the screening of Channel-4 documentary "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields," at the European Union Parliament Wednesday (12th), invitation sent to decision makers said. The documentary has been shown at the legislative bodies of western capitals including Washington, Ottawa, London, Wellington (NZ), and Oslo, and United Nations in Geneva and New York, and has triggered calls for international investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka.

"Commissioned and first aired by British broadcaster Channel 4 Television in June, "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" features devastating video evidence of apparent war crimes, crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lanka Government forces and the LTTE, the invite said.

"The documentary provides powerful evidence - including photographic stills, official Sri Lankan army video footage and satellite imagery - that contradicts Sri Lanka Government claims of a policy of 'Zero Civilian Casualties.'

"It raises serious questions about the failures of the international community to intervene to prevent the deaths of upto 40,000 people," the communication from the NGOs said.

The film has lent new urgency to the call by the UN Secretary General's panel of experts for an internal investigation, the NGOs said.


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External Links:
Channel-4: UN premiere for Sri Lanka war crimes film
SL: Lankan embassy in Oslo angry [at screening of Channel-4 video]
Channel-4: New York UN screening for Jon Snow's Sri Lanka film

 

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