UN Watchdog: Abu Ghraib Abuses may be War Crimes
Did our soldiers, intelligence officers or American contractors commit war crimes at Abu Ghraib? The High Commissioner for Human Rights, the U.N.'s top human rights watchdog, says it's at least a possibility:
The United Nations' top human rights watchdog warned yesterday that prisoner abuses committed by US forces in Iraq could constitute war crimes and called for "full accountability" of those responsible. In a keenly awaited report on the human rights situation in occupied Iraq, Bertrand Ramcharan, the acting High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the ill-treatment of detainees in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and other US-run detention centres "might be designated as war crimes by a competent tribunal".
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