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Iraqi Army Deserters Speak of Starvation, Beatings

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Iraqi Army Deserters Speak of Starvation, Beatings

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In Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, representatives of Human Rights Watch interview Iraqi soldiers who have deserted their posts. The 26 soldiers speak of squalid living conditions, low pay, meager food rations and beatings. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Eric Stover of the Human Rights Center at the University of California Berkeley.