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Kazakhstan Urged to Raise War Crimes & Genocide Committed by Visiting Sri Lankan President: TGTE

"As a new member of the UN Human Rights Council, you have a duty and responsibility to raise war crimes & genocide committed by your guest"

New York: November 18, 2012:

/EINPresswire.com/ In a an urgent appeal to the Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged the Kazakhstan President to raise war crimes and genocide committed by the visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. Sri Lankan President begins his State visit to Kazakhstan on November 19, 2012.

"As a new member of the UN Human Rights Council, you have a duty and responsibility to raise war crimes & genocide committed by your guest" said Mr. Rudrakumaran.

"We appeal to you to raise war crimes and genocide committed by the Sri Lankan President against the Tamil people in 2009. Troops under his command killed over 100,000 Tamils in five months and raped Tamil women" said Mr. Rudrakumaran. "Tamils were singled out to face these abuses simply and solely on account of their Tamil nationality."

The appeal also explained that Tamils faced repeated mass killings since 1958 and that the killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of killings. According to this UN report over 100,000 were killed in five months due to deliberate and intense carpet bombing of areas designated by the government as "no-fire zones", where Tamils assembled for safety.

"The Sri Lankan Government also restricted food and medicine for Tamils, resulting in large numbers of people dying from starvation and many of the injured bleeding to death."

According to the UN Panel, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

The UN Human Rights Council looked into this mass killing and passed a Resolution on accountability for these international crimes.

"According to Bishop of Mannar, Dr. Rayappu Joseph, 146,679 Tamils went missing when Sri Lankan forces attacked Tamil people" said the letter.

"Members of the Sri Lankan Security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese nation and the victims are all from the Tamil nation," he continued.

For information contact: pmo@tgte.org

About TGTE:

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was created in the aftermath of the bloody end of Sri Lanka's war; resulting tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and sexually assaulted by the Sri Lankan security forces. UN documented war crimes and recommended an International Commission of Inquiry.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of the Tamil Diaspora of Sri Lanka. Its actions are non-violent, democratic and diplomatic.

It held internationally supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and ratified a Constitution and elected a Prime Minister, a Cabinet and a Speaker.

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