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French charity welcomes inquiry into aid worker massacre in Sri Lanka

March 31, 2014

"...Charity [Action Against Hunger] (ACF) has welcomed a United Nations resolution which paves the way for an inquiry into human rights abuses committed during Sri Lanka's civil war, including the massacre of 17 of its aid workers eight years ago. The ACF workers were murdered outside their office in the town of Muttur in the mainly Tamil north of Sri Lanka in August 2006. The charity said they were lined up and shot at point blank range. 'This is a great victory for the families of our colleagues, a huge relief for everyone working for ACF, and a huge step forward for people who suffered abuse and exactions,' Serge Breysse, ACF's advocacy director, said in a statement on Monday."

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