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Britain must stand up for human rights in Sri Lanka | David Miliband

There are 5 comments on the The Guardian story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Britain must stand up for human rights in Sri Lanka | David Miliband. In it, The Guardian reports that:

The Queen shakes hands with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting last year.

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suicide demala modaya

Cittadella, Italy

#1 Mar 11, 2013
Another white folk(paid by Tamil toilet cleaners)is barking!
suicide demala modaya

Cittadella, Italy

#2 Mar 11, 2013
suicide demala modaya

Cittadella, Italy

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Britain must stand up for human rights in IRAQ and AFGANISTAN too.
Ponna Pillai

Sri Lanka

#4 Mar 11, 2013
This joker got caught with his pants down when Wikileaks revealed he was barking at Sri Lanka to get the ltte refugee vote. These losers are taking shameless to a whole new level.
Sathasivam Sothilingam

London, UK

#5 Mar 11, 2013
suicide demala modaya wrote:
Britain must stand up for human rights in IRAQ and AFGANISTAN too.
Genocidal 100% british forces commit war crimes in Iraq. Should srilanga ban Britain from CHOGM ?

"Reuters)- A public inquiry in London into allegations that British soldiers killed, mutilated and tortured Iraqi detainees after a battle in southern Iraq was shown gruesome photographs of bloodied corpses on Monday.

The Al-Sweady Inquiry, ordered by the British government in 2009 to get to the bottom of disputed events in the aftermath of the battle of Danny Boy on May 14, 2004, began oral hearings after three years of exhaustive detective work.

The allegations are that soldiers captured a number of Iraqis during fighting near the Danny Boy checkpoint, about 5 km (three miles) from the town of Majar al-Kabir, and took them to the Camp Abu Naji base, where some were murdered and others tortured.

The military denies any unlawful killings or ill-treatment in the aftermath of the battle.

A decade after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the issues of why the British military got involved and how the war was conducted are still hotly debated in Britain.

The Al-Sweady Inquiry, which has already cost 15 million pounds ($22.5 million) in its pre-hearings phase, is likely to embarrass the military and stir up the public debate.

On the first morning of hearings, the inquiry heard a summary of the death certificates of more than 20 people whose bodies were handed over to the local population near the gates of Camp Abu Naji on May 15, 2004.

According to the certificates, three of the bodies bore signs of torture including missing eyes, a missing penis and crushed bones.

The inquiry was then shown graphic photographs of dead bodies with bloody wounds. One of them showed a man with a metal watch around his wrist and his hand missing. Several were almost completely disfigured."

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