US Congressman supports review of Gotabaya, Fonseka indictment

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 March 2009, 11:59 GMT]
Congressman Walter B Jones representing North Carolina's 3rd District, in a letter of support sent to the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, said that the "Department of Justice must take care to review all issues brought to its attention," in the model indictment submitted early February, and requested that the Justice Department to "review this document thoroughly." Congressman Jones serves in the House Committee on Armed Services and in the Committee on Financial Services.

Full text of the letter follows:

Congressman Walter B Jones
Congressman Walter B Jones
Honorable Eric H. Holder
United States Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Mr. Attorney General:

I am in receipt of the model grand jury indictment of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka proposed by Mr. Bruce Fein, Counsel for Tamils Against Genocide. It is my understanding that this document was submitted to the Department of Justice last week.

Congress communicated its strong committment to prosecution for acts of genocide when it passed the Genocide Accountability Act of 2007. That Act, which amended 18 USC 1091, extended the reach of the U.S. law when investigating and prosecuting acts of genocide.

While I have no personal knowledge of the facts or events charged in the aforementioned model indictment, the Department of Justice must take care to review all issues brought to its attention. I respectfully request that you review this document thoroughly.

Sincerely,

Walter B Jones (signed)
Member of Congress


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