LONDON: Amnesty International (AI), the global human rights watchdog, has stated that Osama Bin Laden should have been captured alive and brought to justice instead of being killed by the US.
Responding to a question at the launch of its global human rights report here on Thursday, the organisation Secretary General Salil Shetty said Amnesty International has written to both US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operations in Abbotabad earlier this month.
”Although the facts are unclear at the moment, the AI is against all forms of terrorism – whether it is al Qaeda, Taliban or any Western government. We also want to know the legal basis of this raid in Pakistan,” said Shetty.
He added that Amnesty International rejects the idea that US forces or anybody can go in automatically using the laws of war anywhere and tackle al Qaeda forces.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2011.