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Sri Lankan reform has \'ground to a halt\' with torture used freely – UN
Sri Lankan reform has 'ground to a halt' with torture used freely – UN

Sri Lanka’s progress towards reform has “virtually ground to a halt” and brutal torture is used with impunity, the UN concludes in a scathing report on the country’s human rights record. The report, which comes three years after the country appeared to have turned a corner in its history by electing a new coalition government, is published on Monday…

The Guardian - Jul 25 15:08 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers
Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers

The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims. The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan.

The Guardian - Jul 25 14:39 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, UN, WarCrimes ]

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