UN Expert Asks US To Disclose Bin Laden Raid Facts

GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations' independent investigator on extra-judicial killings is calling on the United States to reveal more details about the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideaway. He wants experts to assess the legality of bin Laden's killing.

South African law professor Christof Heyns says Washington "should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards."

Heyns says it will be "particularly important to know if the planning of the mission allowed an effort to capture Bin Laden." His statement echoed similar appeals from other U.N. officials, human rights groups and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

U.S. officials say the raid is legal under U.S. and international law.