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Protestant clergyman killed in Ampara

ICC Note: Pastor shot down by two men on a motor bike in front of his wife and son after local media runs story on pastors caught carrying explosive jackets.

by Melani Manel Perera
2/19/08 Colombo (AsiaNews) – A young Protestant clergyman is the latest man of the cloth to be killed in Sri Lanka, where civil war and the lack of a neutral human rights monitoring agency allow all sorts of violence.

Rev Neil Samson died on Sunday in Ampara, in eastern Sri Lanka, from gunshot wounds inflicted by two men on a motorbike in front of his wife, who was injured, and their son, who fell into shock.

Local media have reported the detention of some Christian clergymen carrying explosive jackets. This has created suspicion and resentment against the Christian community… [Go To Full Story]