Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

2 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, has been killed by US forces during an operation in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said.

"Osama Bin Laden took credit for and supported acts around the world which amounted to crimes aganist humanity.  He also inspired others to commit grave human rights abuses," said Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International.

"His death will put an end to his role in organizing or inspiring such criminal acts. We do not know the full circumstances of his killing and and the others with him and we are looking into that."

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Pakistan 

Region

Asia And The Pacific 

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