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New satellite imagery contradicts Sri Lanka's claims: HRW

Article Date: 
13 May 2009

"Recent satellite photos and witness accounts show the brutal shelling of civilians in the conflict area goes on," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

Article Source: 
Press Trust of India

Sri Lanka: Stop Shelling ‘No-Fire Zone’

Article Date: 
9 Apr 2009

Human Rights Watch called upon the United Nations Security Council to take urgent measures, including by sending a special envoy to Sri Lanka, to bring an end to violations of international humanitarian law by government forces and the LTTE.

"Sri Lanka's so-called ‘no-fire zone' is now one of the most dangerous places in the world," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The Security Council has quibbled over protocol when it should be acting to bring an end to this ghastly loss of life."

Article Source: 
Human Rights Watch

Rights group says many Sri Lankan civilians killed

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

Civilian casualties in Sri Lanka's civil war have skyrocketed in the past two months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling on the government to stop firing artillery indiscriminately into the northern war zone...

Health officials and witnesses have accused the government of launching artillery barrages into areas crowded with civilians, while also accusing the rebels of shooting civilians who tried to flee to safety. Confirmation of the allegations is not possible because independent journalists are barred from the area.

Article Source: 
Associated Press
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