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Sri Lanka: No Justice for ‘Trinco 5’

Expand Sri Lankan police officers stand guard outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  © 2018 Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo   (New York) – A magistrate in the northeastern town of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, acquitted all 13 defendants in the execution of five ethnic Tamil students on January 2, 2006, known as the “Trinco Five” case, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. On July 3, 2019, the magistrate acquitted 12 members of the police Special Task Force (STF) and a police officer due to a “lack of evidence.” The global notoriety of the Trinco Five killings has…

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