GENEVA – The United Nations' top human rights official called on Tuesday for the U.S. and Iraq to investigate allegations of detainee abuse contained in Wikileaks' release of American military documents.
The online whistleblower put out nearly 400,000 field reports by American soldiers on Friday. Many of them contained reports of severe abuse by Iraqi forces, and showed that U.S. troops did not intervene to halt the violence in many cases .
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the information adds to "concerns that serious breaches of international human rights law have occurred in Iraq."
Pillay said that the U.S. and Iraq should prosecute anyone believed responsible for torture, unlawful killings and other abuses.
Answer by Anouck at 3:06 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:31 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 3:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 4:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
I agree, but there are rules and we did sign the agreement, helped write it.
Comment by sweet-a-kins
We wrote those rules to help (ourselves) people feel better about killing people. "Ya see...we're not murderers...we follow rules before we kill someone".
There is no nice way to have a war...killing people, is killing people, is killing people.
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:54 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 7:53 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:55 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Definitely. ANYONE who was involved all the way up to the top if necessary.
Answer by Friday at 3:11 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Oct. 26, 2010