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Tamil Tiger Leaders 12 yr old son killed in cold blood

It is a chilling piece of footage that represents yet another blow for
the beleaguered Sri Lankan government in its attempts to head off a
critical resolution at the UN Human Rights Council
in Geneva this week. The short clip dates from the final hours of the
bloody 26-year civil war between the government and the secessionist
rebels of the Tamil Tigers, the LTTE.

A 12-year-old boy lies on the ground, stripped to the waist and has
five neat bullet holes in his chest. His name is Balachandran Prabakaran
and he is the son of the LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran
. Beside him lie the bodies of five men, believed to be his bodyguards.
There are strips of cloth on the ground indicating that they were tied
and blindfolded before they were shot - further evidence suggesting that
the government forces had a systematic policy of executing many
surrendering or captured LTTE fighters and leading figures, even if they
were children. The footage - dating from 18 May 2009 and which
seems to have been shot as a grotesque "trophy video" by Sri Lankan
forces - will be broadcast for the first time on Wednesday night in a
Channel 4 film, 'Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished' - a
sequel to the controversial investigation broadcast last year which
accused both the LTTE and the government of war crimes and crimes
against humanity.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-13/south-asia/31159227_1_ltte-sri-lankan-forces-tamil-tigers

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Added: Mar-15-2012 
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