UN Urged to Stop War Criminal Speaking at UN General Assembly: TGTE

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Suspected War Criminal Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse, should not be allowed to speak at the United Nations General assembly. A UN Panel accused Security Forces under his command of committing War Crimes. UN Secretary General has urged UN Human Rights Council to take action. This appeal was made to the UN by Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).

Suspected War Criminal Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse, should not be allowed to speak at the United Nations General assembly.

This request was made in a letter to the President of the UN General Assembly Hon. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, by the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

The letter highlights the recent UN Panel Report that alleges that the Sri Lanka security forces under the command of President Rajapakse have committed War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. There are elements in this report that also constitute an act of Genocide.

According to this UN Panel Report around 40,000 Tamil people were killed, women were sexual assaulted and raped and around 140,000 people are unaccounted for.

Last week UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon referred this UN Panel Report to the UN Human Rights Council and to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to take action.

"It is at this crucial time to hold those committed these serious abuses, that you have allocated time to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is a main suspect in these international crimes, to address the UN General Assembly." said the letter.

The letter cautioned that allowing him to speak at the UN General Assembly will compromise United Nations steps to hold President Rajapakse accountable for the crimes alleged to have committed by him.

"While one arm of the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Council is about to discuss possible actions for the crimes identified by the UN Panel; UN General Assembly has allocated time for one of the main suspects to speak, alongside with other respected world leaders." continued the letter.

The letter further appealed to reconsider the decision to allow Sri Lanka President Rajapakse to speak at the UN General Assembly and

"Allowing him to speak will seriously damage the credibility of the UN and damage the integrity of the General Assembly."

A suspected War Criminal and alleged perpetrator of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity should not have a place to speak in respected places like the UN General Assembly" concludes the letter by TGTE Prime Minister Rudrakumaran.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected body of the Tamil diaspora. It held elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and adopted a Constitution, elected a Prime Minister, Speaker and a ten member Cabinet.

To read the entire letter go to:
http://www.tgte-us.org/letters/Stop_War_Criminal_Speaking_at_UN.html

Contact Deluxon Morris (UK): Tel: +(44) 7940020758 or Email: warcrime(at)tgte(dot)org
Visit at http://www.tgte-us.org and contact at info(at)tgte-us(dot)org

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