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Abu Ghraib prisoners ordered hidden from ICRC, court told

[JURIST] Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Ward testified during Lynndie England's Article 32 hearing (see this previous report on JURIST's Paper Chase for more) that military intelligence officials at the Abu Ghraib prison ordered military police to keep several detainees hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ward said that he was ordered to steer the ICRC away from certain detainees during at least three official visits. Ward's testimony is in line with the Army's Taguba report [PDF], which said that some detainees were being kept secretly in violation of international law. Thursday's Washington Post has the full story.

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