Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sri Lankans besiege UN office over war crimes panel

Sri Lanka seems a little pissed off about the U.N. , Can't say that I blame them , the U.N. Likes to impose itself on everyone , they love to do these "Investigations" into War Crimes but they hardly ever come out on the side of the Innocent !

The Tamil Tigers waged a nasty war where they used Innocent civilians as Human shields , They literally Lured the people into camps , saying they will protect them .

Hundreds of Sri Lankan protesters have surrounded the United Nations offices in Colombo to demand the UN end investigations into alleged war crimes.

They burned an effigy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in protest at his setting up of a human rights panel to look at the Sri Lankan war.

Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa led the march, urging people to besiege the UN compound in retaliation.

Sri Lanka says the panel is not needed and denies troops committed war crimes.

There have been consistent allegations that both the army - and Tamil Tigers rebels who troops routed last year - committed crimes at the end of the war.

About 7,000 civilians died in the last five months of the war, the UN says.

It says the panel, announced last month, will advise on how to deal with alleged perpetrators of abuses.

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