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US military announces probe of FBI Gitmo abuse claims

[JURIST] A US military spokesman said Wednesday that US Southern Command has opened an investigation into allegations of Iraqi prisoner abuse made by FBI personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and made public last month (see this report in JURIST's Paper Chase) after a Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU. Read a Southern Command press release here [PDF]. Review the FBI documents in JURIST's Gazette here. AFP has more.

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