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Rights group: Sri Lanka refuses to probe abuses

An international human rights group says Sri Lanka's government still refuses to investigate war crimes allegations from the country's civil war despite emerging evidence, calling it an "affront" to victims.

world Updated: Jan 25, 2011 10:56 IST

An international human rights group says Sri Lanka's government still refuses to investigate war crimes allegations from the country's civil war despite emerging evidence, calling it an "affront" to victims.

Human Rights Watch also says in its annual report that the Sri Lankan government intimidates the press and is unlikely to respect human rights anytime soon.

The New York-based group says in Monday's report that the island's refusal to investigate war crimes allegations "is an affront to the victims of the country's long civil war" and "undermines its claims of clean hands."

Sri Lankan troops defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009, ending a 26-year insurgency. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people were killed in the violence.