Somalia: New Violence Highlights Need for Independent Inquiry | Human Rights Watch

http://maakhir.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/h7.jpgAMISOM officials and the UN special representative of the secretary-general for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, denied that the African Union troops killed any civilians, but no independent investigation has taken place.”AMISOM troops have the right to defend themselves from attack, but they must do so according to the laws of war,” said Georgette Gagnon, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The uncertainty around the shooting of these civilians underlines the urgent need for independent investigations of alleged crimes by all forces in Somalia.”

Somalia: New Violence Highlights Need for Independent Inquiry | Human Rights Watch

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