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Suit Alleges Contractors Conspired in Iraq Prison Abuse

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Suit Alleges Contractors Conspired in Iraq Prison Abuse

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Suit Alleges Contractors Conspired in Iraq Prison Abuse

Suit Alleges Contractors Conspired in Iraq Prison Abuse

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A group of American human rights lawyers is suing two U.S. civilian contracting companies, saying the contractors conspired to torture detainees in U.S.-run prisons in Iraq. The lawyers say both the contractors and the government were involved in a "torture conspiracy" and should be prosecuted. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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