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Case filed against Sri Lanka's ex-General Shavendra Silva

Sep 26, 2011 10:30:39 PM - muslimguardian.net

American University Washington College of Law's Human Rights Clinic in a press release issued today ( Sep. 23) said that it has filed civil action at the District Court of New York Southern District (SDNY), on behalf of two Tamil plaintiffs against Sri Lanka's ex-Army General and currently Sri Lanka's Acting Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Shavendra Silva, on charges of torture and wrongful death. The civil action under the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) called for declaratory relief and compensatory and punitive damages for torts in violation of international and domestic law.