The UN has learned of "very, very serious" allegations that the United States is secretly detaining terrorism suspects in various locations around the world, notably aboard prison ships, the UN's special rapporteur on terrorism said.
While the accusations were rumours, rapporteur Manfred Nowak said the situation was sufficiently serious to merit an official inquiry.
Since when were rumors meritorious of anything? Does this mean the UN wants to put the US under investigation for every piece of unfounded propaganda Al Qaeda puts out? There is no evidence but the "seriousness of the charge" demands an investigation.
Ok, here's a charge... Kofi Annan beats his wife. Can we get an investigation please?