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Sampanthan squeaks

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) added his voice on Monday, to the now deafening call of the Tamil nation, and human rights activists worldwide, for an independent, international investigation.

Sampanthan urged the international community to ensure a "mechanism for accountability", stating that the LLRC report “categorically fails to effectively and meaningfully deal with issues of accountability”.

Acknoweledging that “the findings of the LLRC offend the dignity of these victims”, Sampanthan added,

“The LLRC concludes that, on these issues, the government is not responsible. Instead, it shifts blame onto individual soldiers and surmises that any violations that may have been committed were merely isolated incidents."

"For example, large numbers of disappearances that resulted from the surrender of unarmed persons to government forces have been cynically dismissed as isolated incidents perpetrated ‘by a few'. The LLRC unjustifiably rules out the possibility that these violations were systematic.”

See also:

Tamils civil society slam TNA's dithering leadership (14/12/11)

TG View: Representing an oppressed nation (13/02/11)

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