Thursday, May 28, 2009

Human Rights or Double standards?

By Terry Lacey

(May 27, Jakarta, Sri Lanka Guardian) The US-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Asia Director, Brad Adams, says that “The people trapped in the SWAT conflict zone face a humanitarian catastrophe unless the Pakistani military immediately lifts a curfew.” About 200,000 people are trapped but an astounding 2.3 million people are now affected by military operations only 120 kilometers from Islamabad. (Jakarta Post and Reuters 27.05.09).

Western eyes are still turned on Sri Lanka where the Sri Lankan government has pursued a campaign to militarily defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE). Full text Share on Facebook