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Probe Digs into Iraq's History of Torture

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Probe Digs into Iraq's History of Torture

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Probe Digs into Iraq's History of Torture

Probe Digs into Iraq's History of Torture

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Human rights investigators in Iraq have begun to gather evidence of widespread torture under Saddam Hussein's regime. According to a survey by Physicians for Human Rights, torture, rape and other forms of physical abuse by government authorities were common and systematic. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.