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Commonwealth leaders must stop Sri Lanka hosting key summit

28 October 2011 The Commonwealth risks becoming 'irrelevant' if its leaders allow Sri Lanka to become its next host, Amnesty International said today ahead of the organization's biennial summit.The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) begins in Perth, Australia on Friday, with Sri Lanka due to chair the next summit in 2013 despite an appalling human rights record."It's absurd to even consider allowing Sri Lanka to host CHOGM as long as it fails to account for alleged war crimes," said XX of Amnesty International."Today Commonwealth leaders are faced with a choice – reform the Commonwealth…

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