UN High Commissioner calls for investigation into war logs allegations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged the US and Iraq to investigate and prosecute those responsible for alleged human rights abuses in Iraq after thousands of previously classified documents detailing torture by US and Iraqi forces were posted on WikiLeaks. Pillay said that the leaked documents suggest US forces killed more civilians than previously reported and that the US government continued to move prisoners into Iraqi custody even after learning about detainee abuse committed by Iraqi forces. The proposed investigation would promote compliance with international treaties:

The US and Iraqi authorities should take necessary measures to investigate all allegations made in these reports and to bring to justice those responsible for unlawful killings, summary executions, torture and other serious human rights abuses, in line with obligations under international human rights law.


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