Rights group: Iraqi panel needs help probing raid

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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am

BAGHDAD (AP) - Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged Iraqi authorities to give more financial and political backing to a government panel probing a deadly raid by security forces at a protest camp last week to find out who is responsible for what it alleged was an unlawful use of lethal force.

The group said it received photos from a separate, parliamentary investigation taken in the aftermath of the attack that show the bodies of several men lying in the protest area amid burning cars. Some have their hands bound and "appear - because of the way the bodies are positioned - to have been executed with gunshots," the group said.

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