New Prisoner Abuse Claims The day the United States handed over sovereignty to Iraq's interim government, an Oregon National Guardsman witnessed Iraqi soldiers beating Iraqi prisoners. He and other guardsmen intervened, but were later ordered to return the prisoners to their Iraqi captors and walk away. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Mike Francis, who reports on the incident in The Oregonian.
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Guardsmen Ordered to Ignore Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

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Guardsmen Ordered to Ignore Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

Guardsmen Ordered to Ignore Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

Guardsmen Ordered to Ignore Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

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The day the United States handed over sovereignty to Iraq's interim government, an Oregon National Guardsman witnessed Iraqi soldiers beating Iraqi prisoners. He and other guardsmen intervened, but were later ordered to return the prisoners to their Iraqi captors and walk away. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Mike Francis, who reports on the incident in The Oregonian.