UN rights chief seeks int'l role in probe of Sri Lanka war

Zeid Raad al-Hussein pointed to horrific abuses during the conflict, including torture, executions, and sexual abuse by security forces, as well as suicide attacks, assassinations and recruitment of child soldiers by rebels.

As he presented a 270-page report focusing on the period from 2002 to 2011, Zeid called Wednesday for a "hybrid special court" that would include foreign judges and investigators.