COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - New video evidence has emerged linking Sri Lanka's military to the execution of prisoners during the final hours of the country's decades-long civil war last year, international human rights groups said Thursday. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said the grisly content of a five-minute video clip aired by Britain's Channel 4 television last month warrants a United Nations investigation. The video was an extension of a short clip aired by the station last year showing blindfolded, naked men being shot dead at close range. The latest video shows the naked body of a young woman with a blood-spattered face identified by Tamil media as "Isaippriya," a news reader with the Tamil Tiger rebel television station.
Lawless Sri Lanka; Woman assaulted stark naked amidst public (Video)
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As the COVID outbreak continues to grip Sri Lanka, footage has emerged of a local woman who has been stripped naked and being beaten by a group of men. However according to several social media posts which were published in Sinhala, the woman is being alleged of sexual misconduct. The assault takes place in a seemingly poor, densely populated city district, before the presence of many bystanders. As of approximately The reason for deletion could only be surmised as a request made to the social media giant by a governing authority. Disgusting…who gave the rights for men to treat her like this? There is a way to solve this rather than treating her like this.
Man under home quarantine in Tamil Nadu runs out naked, bites old woman to death
The police officer said there was no previous enmity between Manikandan's family and that of the old woman. He was home-quarantined. But on Friday, he ran out naked and bit the throat of an aged woman living two streets away.
Channel 4 said the video was shot shortly before the final triumph of the Sri Lankan army over the Tigers in May , and is an extended version of another video it aired last year. The killings take place in a field littered with naked, bloody corpses, some with their heads blown off. The soldiers are heard talking among themselves, and Channel 4 said the "lewd and callous comments seem strongly to suggest that sexual assaults took place before their deaths". We have received hundreds of photographs and many more shocking videos depicting summary executions and rape," Channel 4 News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller said. Agency reports quoted President Rajapaksa telling the British media, "I deny this whole thing.