HRW: Summary executions of Pakistan Taliban

04/6/2010 | Washington Post, The

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented the extrajudicial killings of 300 alleged Taliban fighters and supporters by the Pakistani army after the successful military offensive in the Swat Valley, potentially jeopardizing U.S. support for Pakistan. Financial and strategic aid from the U.S. depends on Pakistan's adherence to human-rights laws, which the Obama administration has worked to certify. Analysts suggest that the violence is the result of score settling between Pakistani security agents and Taliban fighters.

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