Less Than Devoted to Truth and Justice

by
Abby Zimet

Reuters chief David Schlesinger spiked a hard-hitting story by one of its own reporters that the 2007 killings of two Reuters staffers in Baghdad - the subject of a stunning video released this week by Wikileaks - may constitute war crimes, Gawker reports. Three human rights experts in the story describe the killings as war crimes, but Schlesinger declined to run it because "it needed more comment from the Pentagon and U.S. lawyers."

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"I don't think there's any question that this is a violation of the Geneva Conventions." - Human-rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, quoted in the Reuters story that never ran.

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