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Prosecuting Iraq's War Criminals

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Prosecuting Iraq's War Criminals

Prosecuting Iraq's War Criminals

Prosecuting Iraq's War Criminals

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The U.S. government and human rights groups want to begin trials for Iraqi officials accused of crimes against humanity in the 1980s and '90s. A notorious example was the Anfal campaign when Iraqi forces killed thousands of Kurds with chemical weapons. But the government and human rights groups disagree over where such trials should be held and who should preside. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.