Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lankan conflict erodes HR : Amnesty

(DM)The conflicts in Sri Lanka and Pakistan have added to the number of human rights abuses in Asia this year, Amnesty International said in its annual report the AFP reported.Amnesty also expressed concern at the plight of the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Sri Lanka fighting and the two million people displaced by the Pakistan army's offensive on the Taliban.

Although mostly written before the Sri Lankan army declared victory in its war against the Tamil Tigers in recent days, the report bemoaned the fact that international human rights monitors were barred from the conflict zone. Full text