20 October, 2020

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William Hague’s Hypocrisy On Sexual Violence Condemned: Sri Lanka Campaign

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice has condemned British Foreign Secretary William Hague‘s hypocrisy on the issue of sexual violence, saying his public campaign on the subject and his continued support of the Commonwealth summit in Colombo was at odds.

William Hague

The rights group said Sri Lanka was a country whose military is accused of the systemic rape of Tamil detainees.

Fred Carver, Campaign Director of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, said many Tamil men and women have been raped by Sri Lankan Security forces. “Many multiple times. Many as recently as a few months ago. In all probability many are suffering this ordeal right now. This is an outrage and it must stop,” Carver said.

“Mr Hague is going to the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka, against the advice of many who feel that in doing so he is helping to whitewash the crimes of the Sri Lankan regime. He must countermand the unhelpful signals this attendance is sending by taking a tough stand on sexual violence. To do otherwise would be hypocrisy.” he said.

The Sri Lanka Campaign has called on Hague to campaign to prevent Sri Lanka from taking on the Chairmanship of the Commonwealth, publicly condemn sexual violence by the Sri Lankan army and deploy his team of experts on preventing sexual violence to Sri Lanka.

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    Let us start the INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN to CLOSE DOWN THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF CLOWNS!
    This Party to celebrate British Imperialism and Third World Military Dictators – the British Commonwealth of Nations should be SHUT DOWN. It has NO use and is a relic that celebrates war criminals and human rights violators.
    The Commonwealth of Clowns which is a British colonial relic turned platform to third world military dictators should be SHUT DOWN. All this time no one had heard of this Colonial outfit, as it was hosted by odd African dictators, but in Asia where there has been a strong critic of colonialism this party to celebrate British imperialism and its lackey Military Dictators in Africa and Asia needs to be SHUT DOWN.

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      Yes, indeed, Bury the Commonwealth Circus…
      Why are the Sri Lanka Trade Unions and the Left nationalists not protesting the British Colonialism Party to celebrate third world dictators in Colombo? CHOGM is a huge waste of funds to boost the Rajapassa dictatorship.
      Rajapassa has turned CHOGM it into a massive security operation, and ego boosting exercise while his brother Gota the Goon’s military has destroyed Colombo’s tree canopy in the name of security for the CHOGM clowns principle among whom is Prince Charles and Camaron!
      The more irrelevant the British Commonwealth of Clowns the more extravagant the SHOW!

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      Pra, Good idea to start an international campaign in Asia to shut down the British Colonialism celebration party for third world military dictators! Let us civil society and post-colonial scholars of Asia shut down the Commonwealth of Nations which is a colonial relic that boosts military dictators in Asia and Africa today..
      The British Commonwealth of Nations is an OBSOLETE organization that should have been buried with the BRITISH EMPIRE. It will certainly have to be buried once the War criminal Mahinda Rajapakse becomes its Head.
      Where are the great Asian post-colonial scholars at this time? Why are they so silent?
      The Commonwealth is DEAD, LONG MAY IT BE DEAD with Mahinda Rajapassa heading it!

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    Mate,you should have told Rajapaksa that, before he spent billions of rupees on the tamasha.

    S class mercs, dancing girls, gyrating half naked drummers are all awaiting the arrival of the guests of Maharajaraja Sinha Raja Rajapaksa the great, also known lovingly as “The Dictator”.

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    Why doesn’t Hague explain why he shut down the investigation into paedophiles when he found out that the vast majority of Thatcher’s government were involved……..

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    It’s always entertaining to see these jokers crawl out from whatever rock it is they go hide under in between spouting nonsense like this :D

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