Republicans Block Subpoena of Torture Memos

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee lined up Thursday to block a Democratic attempt to subpoena Bush administration legal memos on the use of torture on prisoners. The same day, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged ordering that an Iraqi prisoner be held in secret for more than seven months, violating the Geneva Conventions. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.

U.S. Documents on Torture, Detainees
Several U.S. agencies have explored the question ofpossible abuses of people held in U.S. custody. Here are copies of thereports that NPR has obtained:

Pentagon Rules for Investigating Deaths in U.S. Custody

Defense Dept. Torture Memo

Army Report on U.S. Prison Abuses in Iraq

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