EX-LEADER'S BROTHER 'LED DEATH SQUAD' IN SRI LANKA

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A POLICE REPORT HAS IMPLICATED THE BROTHER OF A FORMER SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT SAYING HE DIRECTED A TOP-SECRET DEATH SQUAD THAT TARGETED JOURNALISTS AND DISSIDENTS.

"Testimony from the former army commander [Sarath Fonseka] shows that there was a special secret unit outside his authority and controlled by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa through the then-chief of national intelligence Kapila Hendawitharana," said the CID report, which was read out in court. "This unit was operated outside the army command structure and was used to target journalists and other dissidents."

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