TGTE Urges Visiting Emir of Qatar to Address Mass Killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka

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Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged visiting Emir of Qatar to address the mass killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka and to support a Commission of Inquiry at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session in March 2012.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged visiting Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani to address the mass killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Emir of Qatar was instrumental in preventing mass killing in Libya.

“Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a dear friend of the same Sri Lankan President whom you are meeting and this Sri Lankan President tried to prevent your initiatives against killings in Libya,” said a TGTE spokesperson.

“It is your leadership that was instrumental in creating an International Commission of Inquiry on Libya at the UN Human Rights Council. We urge you to take the same position by supporting a Commission of Inquiry on Sri Lanka at the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session in March 2012,” said the spokesperson.

“During your State visit to Sri Lanka, you will never be able to hear the pain and suffering of Tamils, due to intense crackdown on Tamils. You will only see the guard of honor of the same Sri Lankan forces that committed mass killing of Tamils,” continued the spokesperson.

UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon appointed a Panel of Experts to submit a report on the killings in Sri Lanka and this Panel submitted its report in March 2011.

According to this UN Panel report, over 40,000 Tamils were killed in five months, due to carpet bombing of civilian targets and repeated shelling of hospitals and food distribution centers.

The report further noted that, due to government restriction of food and medicine, several died of starvation and many injured were bled to death. Women were sexually assaulted and raped. Some elements of these abuses could amount to genocide.

UN Secretary General referred this UN Panel report to the UN Human Rights Council to take action. TGTE appealed to Emir of Qatar to support a Commission of Inquiry during the upcoming session of UN Human Rights Council in March.

TGTE noted that, even after the war ended in May 2009, abuses like abductions, rape, killings and disappearances are still continuing and urged the visiting Emir of Qatar to raise these abuses with the President of Sri Lanka and demand it be stopped.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of Tamils from the island of Sri Lanka. It held international supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs ratified a Constitution, elected a Prime Minister, ten member Cabinet and a Speaker.

For information contact:

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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