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Justice Dept. can target war crime

Scholars cite way to punish abuse of Iraqis

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / May 12, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has the power to bring war crimes charges against soldiers and civilian contractors who abused Iraqi prisoners, as well as against military commanders who knew or should have known about it, legal scholars say, creating a second path to justice if the military fails to pursue charges against enough of those responsible. (Full Article: 1161 Words)

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