Sri Lanka: Photos renew accusations that 12-year-old was executed
[LATIMES] Facing continued pressure over alleged wartime abuses, Sri Lankan officials rejected renewed accusations that a 12-year-old boy was executed in the final throes of its bloody civil war.
Questions surrounding the death of Balachandran Prabhakaran, the young son of the leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels, were stirred up again by photographs from an upcoming film, "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka." The documentary, slated to screen next month at a Geneva human rights
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film festival, includes photos purporting to show the boy being held by the military shortly before his death.
More photos show the boy lying dead on the ground, bullet wounds to his chest. U.K. filmmaker Callum Macrae said digital analysis showed the images of the boy before and after his death were taken within two hours using the same camera, evidence that goes further than the footage of the slain boy released last year.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-21