Search for War Crimes Evidence Meet Resistance Over Disrupting Graves

November 10, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On November 10, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "To the American forensics team now digging for evidence of war crimes in a mass grave of 300 Iraqi Kurds, human remains might hold the key to long-awaited justice for Saddam Hussein and his fellow Baath Party leaders. But to Muslims inside Iraq and beyond, a quest for justice may not warrant disruption of a gravesite, no matter how murderous the killing on that site may have been. That's because the needs of the new Iraqi court must be shown to trump another cultural priority - keeping a final resting place intact and undisturbed."

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