Zeid aids Sri Lanka's war-crimes in the treatment of Tamil PoWs, says Boyle

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 April 2016, 18:22 GMT]
Denouncing United Nation's Human Rights Chief, Zeid bin Ra’ad, for labeling Sri Lanka's Tamil prisoners as "Security Detainees," Professor Boyle, an expert in international law, and who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that Zeid, as a military man, knows fully well that Tamil detainees are Prisoners of War (PoWs) under the Geneva Convention, and continuing to hold Tamil PoWs in prison after the cessation of hostilities [in 2009, nearly 7 years ago] is a war crime under the same convention. "Zeid is a GOSL Wolf dressed up in the Blue Clothing of the United Nations," Boyle said.

Full text of Professor Boyle's comment to TamilNet follows:

Professor Francis Boyle
Professor Francis Boyle
"This is a shocking outrage coming from the CIA Princeling Zeid. As a military man he knows full well that LTTE prisoners are not “security detainees” but rather Prisoners of War under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949.

"Article 118 thereof clearly requires: “Prisoners of war shall be released and repatriated without delay after the cessation of active hostilities.”

"Certainly the “active hostilities” between the LTTE and the GOSL terminated no later than June 1, 2009. The GOSL’s continued detention of LTTE Prisoners violates Article 118 of the Third Geneva Convention and thus constitutes a serious War Crime.

"By calling LTTE POWs “security detainees” Zeid has justified their continued detention by the GOSL in violation of Article 118. In other words, Zeid is Aiding and Abetting continuing GOSL War Crimes against the Eelam Tamils. Zeid is a GOSL Wolf dressed up in the Blue Clothing of the United Nations," Boyl said.


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