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Families of the disappeared demand sanctions and Sri Lanka to be sent to ICC

Tamil families of the disappeared held a rally in Kilinochchi this week, calling on the international community to place sanctions on Sri Lankan officials accused of mass atrocities and for the state to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Protestors demonstrated on the roadside in the city, with banners calling for Magnitsky sanctions to be placed on Sri Lankan officials accused of rights abuses and for an ICC referral.

The rally takes place as a resolution on accountability for mass atrocities in Sri Lanka is being discussed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this month.

See more photos from the rally below.

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