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Proof of Prabhakaran son's execution

Balachandran Prabhakaran (The Independent)

Pictures obtained by documentary makers have shown the 12 year old son of Velupillai Prabhakaran, Balachandran Prabhakaran, alive and apparently in army custody.

Balachandran can be seen sitting with a snack in his hand, sitting on a bench surrounded by sandbags, in what looks like a fortified army position.

Another picture shows him dead, with 5 bullet wounds to his body. Digital analysis of both pictures shows that they were taken by the same camera, only a couple of hours apart, according to Callum Macrae, director of the documentary called “No Fire Zone”.

Pictures of Balachandran, after his execution

“The new photographs are enormously important evidentially because they appear to rule out any suggestion that Balachandran was killed in cross-fire or during a battle. They show he was held, and even given a snack, before being taken and executed in cold blood,” claimed Macrae according to the Independent.

“It is difficult to imagine the psychology of an army in which the calculated execution of a child can be allowed with apparent impunity. That these events were also photographed and kept as war trophies by the perpetrators is even more disturbing.”

Handed a snack, and then executed: the 12-year-old son of a Tamil Tiger - The Independent (18 Feb 2013)

This is proof, beyond reasonable doubt, of the execution of a child – not a battlefield death - Callum Macrae (18 Feb 2013)

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