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More evidence of war crimes

Yet more photographs documenting executions, extrajudicial killings and the degradation of Tamil women have emerged said the president of the International Commission of Jurists Australia, John Dowd QC, on Wednesday.

Dowd confirmed the damning evidence had been mailed to him, and he had passed on the evidence to the Australian Federal Police.

Describing the shocking images, Dowd said,

"(The evidence) deals with executions, it deals with such (things) as shooting through the forehead, ... it deals with the exposure of women's bodies, presumably after death, and it deals with other evidence showing Sri Lankan army officials and officers,"

"All members of the Commonwealth, if the Commonwealth is going to be taken notice of as a human rights body discussing human rights, should take this fact into account."

The photographs come amidst the Australia urging the UN Human Rights Council to investigate alleged war crimes, as well as recent attempts to file a case against the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently in Australia attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The case has been halted by the Attorney-General citing diplomatic immunity.