Posts Tagged ‘ Australia ’

International Crimes Evidence Project provides more evidence of war crimes

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

In an investigative report into war crimes and human rights abuses committed throughout and following the civil war by the Australian Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC) International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP), new evidence is unveiled supporting allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). The report provides

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Weekly News Roundup – 13-02-2014

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda The daily Mail reported northern province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran as saying yesterday, the Tamil National alliance could participate in the Parliamentary select committee tasked with finding a political solution if the government put forward a basis for talks. He suggested the report compiled by Minister tissa Vitarana and the political package

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Appeasement is no answer to war crimes

Feb 7th, 2014 | By

Australian newspaper The Age published an editorial on 6 Feb calling upon the Australian government to take meaningful action towards bringing about an international investigation on Sri Lanka, stating that the international community has a duty to act on the reports of war crimes. Editorial In 1946, the International Military Tribunal sitting in Nuremberg was

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Austrian rape victim arrested for having sex outside of marriage in UAE

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

By Luke Garratt An Austrian woman who was raped in Dubai has been arrested for having extra martial sex and was told by police she could only avoid jail if she married her attacker. The 29-year-old student from Vienna was facing a jail sentence having been accused of having sex outside of marriage and drinking

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Sri Lanka Causes Embarrassment to Commonwealth “Friends” Australia and New Zealand

Nov 16th, 2013 | By

By Dharisha Bastians Days ahead of being crowned king of the Commonwealth of Nations, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a jubilant mood. The Sri Lankan Head of State is often pictured beaming with pride at various precursor events leading up to the main Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that will get underway at his namesake theatre

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Our detention highlights the Sri Lankan government is unwilling to allow a free exchange of ideas.- Aus. senator

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

Detained in Sri Lanka: Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon. Photo: Katherine Griffiths  Lee Rhiannon Jan Logie released after being detained in Sri Lanka by Ben Doherty Australian Senator Lee Rhiannon has been released from the custody of Sri Lankan government officials and allowed to leave the country. She was not charged, neither formally deported, though the Sri

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Aussie reporter’s data ‘erased’ in Colombo

Nov 2nd, 2013 | By

J.Park at her laptop ( Kathmandu Juky 2013) Sri Lankan authorities wiped all the data from the computer of an Australian media rights activist as she and a colleague were kicked out of the country, a local rights group says. Jacqui Park and fellow Australian Jean Worthington were packed onto a plane that flew out

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Sri Lankan refugees at risk under return policy: Australian HRC

Oct 25th, 2013 | By

Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka risk being returned to potentially harmful situations under the government’s enhanced screening process, the Australian Human Rights Commission says. It’s also warning that proposed changes to the refugee determination process to reduce avenues for appeal could see refugees return to danger. Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs says the new government

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