HRW accuses US of not protecting mass grave site
Human Rights Watch has accused the US military of not protecting a mass grave discovered near Hilla in Iraq. Uncontrolled excavation by distraught family members is destroying evidence of the Ba'ath regime's crimes:
"Why was there all this talk about the crimes of the regime of Saddam Hussein if the effort is not being made to identify the remains and establish the evidence of these brutal crimes?" said Mr Bouckaert [a HRW researcher].

Human Rights Watch estimates that more than 200,000 Iraqis have gone missing since the Ba'ath party came to power in 1968.
The original HRW report is

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