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Judge Won't Move Abu Ghraib Trials Outside Iraq

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Judge Won't Move Abu Ghraib Trials Outside Iraq

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Judge Won't Move Abu Ghraib Trials Outside Iraq

Judge Won't Move Abu Ghraib Trials Outside Iraq

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A U.S. military judge in Baghdad rejects pre-trial motions requesting that the trials of two American soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib be held outside Iraq. Judge Col. James Pohl also denies defense requests for memos by Bush administration lawyers on the use of interrogation tactics. Defense lawyers argue their clients were following orders that originated higher up the chain of command. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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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