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Iraqi Justice Head Seeks Control of Questioning

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Iraqi Justice Head Seeks Control of Questioning

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Iraqi Justice Head Seeks Control of Questioning

Iraqi Justice Head Seeks Control of Questioning

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Iraq's interim justice minister has strong views about the role of U.S. forces after the June 30 handover of sovereignty to an interim government. While American troops may still arrest suspects, Malik Dohan al Hassan insists that Iraqi authorities will do the investigations. He wants U.S. forces to stop the practice of hooding prisoners and binding their hands with tight plastic cuffs. And he says American advisors will not be working at the Justice Ministry after June 30. Deborah Amos reports.