09 December 2014
The UN Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, said that the killing of thousands of Tamils during the end of the armed conflict in 2009, was the "failure of the international community", during a press briefing on Tuesday.
This "led to the killing of thousands of them [Tamils] under our eyes" he added, when asked by the journalist, Matthew Russell Lee whether the atrocities committed against the Tamil people, before, during and after May 2009, met the criteria for genocide.
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