Taliban: Prisoners of War or Destined for Death?

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Amnesty International and the UN's Commission for Human Rights are calling for an investigation into the deaths of hundreds of Taliban prisoners at a fortress in Northern Afghanistan. US and British officials say there is no need for any investigation into the deaths, but Afghanistan's Northern Alliance says it will allow such a probe to take place. All sides agree that confusion and chaos make firm conclusions impossible at this time. We look at calls for an inquiry and how the Geneva Conventions and international law might apply, with a human rights advocate from Amnesty International, a specialists with the UN's investigation of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge and a strategist from Operation Desert Storm.
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