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Human Rights Watch chief condemns bin Laden killing

Laura Donovan Contributor

The executive director of Human Rights Watch is criticizing the United States for killing terrorist leader Osama bin Laden without due process.

Kenneth Roth opined on bin Laden’s death via his Twitter account (@KenRoth), taking aim at comments made by the U.N.’s secretary-general: “Ban Ki-moon wrong on #Osama bin Laden: It’s not “justice” for him to be killed even if justified; no trial, conviction”.

Mr. Ban had called bin Laden’s killing “a watershed moment in our common global fight against terrorism,” adding that personally he was “very much relieved by the news that justice has been done to such a mastermind of international terrorism.”

Mr. Roth later pressed the Obama administration for a fuller accounting of the gunfight that preceded bin Laden’s death: “White House still hasn’t clarified: OBL ‘resisted’ but how did he pose lethal threat to US forces on scene? Need facts.”

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