Channel 4 to show its ‘most horrific footage ever’ of executions and sexual violence secretly filmed during Sri Lankan civil war

[Daily Mirror UK]

The programme Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields will be presented by broadcaster Jon Snow. Channel 4 is to show ‘the most horrific footage it has ever broadcast’ in a documentary about atrocities committed during the civil war in Sri Lanka. It investigates the final weeks of the 26 year-long battle between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels. The footage, captured on mobile phones, allegedly shows evidence of systemic murder, abuse and sexual violence by Sri Lankan troops against their own people.The broadcaster initially said the images were ‘too gruesome’ to show on its Channel 4 news programme.

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