UN rights chief seeks probe into Iranian exiles' camp raid

15th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Friday called for an independent inquiry into the Iraqi military's raid at an Iranian exiles' camp which left at least 34 people dead.

"The Iraqi military were well aware of the risks attached to launching an operation like this in Ashraf," Pillay said, referring to the name of the camp located in the north of Baghdad.

"There is no possible excuse for this number of casualties. There must be a full, independent and transparent inquiry, and any person found responsible for use of excessive force should be prosecuted."

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