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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

Defiant Jo Becker promises to further investigate LTTE abuse

[b]Defiant Jo Becker promises to further investigate LTTE abuses of human rights[/b]

[b]New York, 22 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Dismissing LTTE attacks on Human Rights Watch, as typical of the LTTE to "the discredit the source of any criticism" Jo Becker, Director of the Human Rights Watch said that she will continue to investigate violations of human rights by the LTTE.

Here is her exclusive interview with the [b][i]Asian Tribune.[/i][/b]
Question:You have been the common target of the LTTE in the past too. Are you surprised by the latest attack launched by the LTTE after you presented the report on LTTE extortion?

Jo Becker: I’m not surprised. The LTTE typically denies reports of its abuses and frequently tries to discredit the source of any criticism, whether it is an international human rights organization like Human Rights Watch, or even a UN agency like UNICEF, which has meticulously documented cases of child recruitment by the LTTE.

http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=17394

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