[IMC-UK-Features] Tamil March (ADDITIONAL INFO)]

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Tue Jun 23 01:54:05 PDT 2009


I've added the links and replaced the REPORT one.

cheers

ftp

> Thanx to FTP for doing the upload.
>
> Sorry, I gave the wrong refernce for something in the feature.
>
> Where it reads: "Over 280,000 displaced civilians are being held in prison
> camps – where conditions are REPORTED to be dire", the weblink embedded in
>  "REPORTED'points to wrong web-source.
>
> Currently, it points to pics at:
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432769.html
>
> It should instead be pointing at the following:
> http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29565
>
>
> Also!
> There are further links which may be included such as the end of the
> Parliament Square protest
> (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432602.html), and also a link to
> previous blockade of Westminister:
> http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1347
>
> Also, there is a report on the protest against the Sri Lankan president at
> Lords Cricket Ground for the World 20-20 Final
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432861.html
>
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: Proposed Feature - Tamil March (ADDITIONAL INFO)
> From:    "Mark" <mark at tlio.org.uk>
> Date:    Mon, June 22, 2009 1:34 pm
> To:      imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> To:  Indymedia Features
>
> Hi
>
> Sent this to you yesturday (copied below). There are further links to the
> piece which may be included such as the end of the Parliament Square
> protest (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432602.html), and also
> links to previous blockade of Westminister:
> http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1347
>
> Also, there is a report on the protest against the Sri Lankan president at
> Lords Cricket Ground for the World 20-20 Final
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432861.html
>
> There may be a report of the latter protest which may still get reported
> on the newswire.
>
> Thanx,
>
> Mark
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: Proposed Feature - Tamil March
> From:    "Mark" <mark at tlio.org.uk>
> Date:    Sun, June 21, 2009 1:24 pm
> To:      imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
> Cc:      ana at aktivix.org; rikkiindymedia at googlemail.com;
> uma.prince108 at googlemail.com
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Hi
>
> I have the following proposal for a main feature on the UK site.
>
> I've laid it out as below (also attached - you'll better unserstand what
> key words in text relate to imbedded weblinks - key words in bold).
>
> Story consist of following main items in newswire:
>
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432828.html
> &
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432832.html
>
>
> The Proposed Feature:
>
>
> On Saturday 20th June, around 100,000
> people(http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432769.html) (mainly Tamils)
> marched in Central London in support of the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
> The march was organised by the British Tamil Forum
> (http://www.tamilsforum.com/).
> Report here:http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432828.html
> Short Film:http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432832.html
> Pics: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432769.html
> &
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432814.html
>
> Over 280,000 displaced civilians are being held in prison camps - living
> in dire conditions with poor sanitation, without adequate security, with
> reports disease is rife. Young girls being abducted from the camps. Read
> report here:http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432769.html
> Amnesty International has received consistent reports of serious human
> rights violations, including enforced disappearance, extra-judicial
> executions and torture and sexual violence. Read article here:
> http://thereport.amnesty.org/en/regions/asia-pacific/sri-lanka
>
> There have been accusations of
> genocide(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LegacyofColonialism/message/2124)
> having taken place in Sri Lanka in last few months. In the recent conflict
> in Sri Lanka, so far this year, over 20,000 Tamils (a very conservative
> estimate) – mainly civilians - have lost their lives in a massive military
> onslaught (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/05/429989.html) by
> Sinhalese Sri Lankan government forces as a 26-year civil war came to a
> climax (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LegacyofColonialism/message/2100),
> involving the use of cluster bombs and shelling (:
> http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0902368.htm]), with
> widespread reports the SLA used chemical weapons
> (http://www.warwithoutwitness.com/images/stories/PDF/WWWReport_SriLankaUseChemicalBombs_08thApril2009.pdf).
> Three doctors who were working inside the last Tamil Tiger-held war zone
> were detained by the Sri Lankan Army & held on suspicion of collaborating
> with Tamil rebels. Appeal to World Leaders for release of Dr.
> Shanmugarajah, Dr. Varatharajah and Dr Sathiyamoorthy
> Ref:  http://voiceagainstgenocide.org/vag/node/106
>
> On 4th June, the Sri Lankan authorities refused entry to a humanitarian
> aid ship carrying vital supplies of food and medical aid for Tamil victims
> of recent conflict.
> Latest on the whereabouts of the ship:
> http://asiantribune.com/06/19/ask-lanka-to-allow-relief-ship-karunanidhi-tells-indian-govt/comment-page-1/#comment-176
>
> Despite massive international pressure, on Wed 27th May, the United
> Nations Human Rights Council refused calls to investigate allegations of
> war crimes by both sides.
> http://www.tamilnewsnetwork.com/tamilnewsnetwork.com/post/2009/05/28/Sri-Lanka-forces-West-to-retreat-over-e28098war-crimese28099-with-victory-at-UN.aspx
>
> Meanwhile, ongoing repression of independent media & of government critics
> continues: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/432637.html
>
> More Info: Historical background to the Ethnic conflict between the
> Sinhalese
> majority and the Tamil population on the former British
> colony:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LegacyofColonialism/message/2070 &
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LegacyofColonialism/messages/2071
>
> [end]
>
>
>
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