Iraqi PM: Iraqis Should Investigate Rape, Murder Charges
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says his government must be involved in the investigation into the alleged rape and murder of an Iraqi teenage girl and three members of her family at the hands of U.S. forces. Mr. Maliki also said during a visit to Kuwait Wednesday that his government will reconsider the immunity from Iraqi prosecution that had been granted to members of coalition forces. He said that immunity has encouraged them to commit such crimes in "cold blood."
A 21-year-old former U.S. Army soldier, Steven Green, was charged in the case Monday in a U.S. federal court in North Carolina. Other soldiers are under U.S. investigation.