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Relative: Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners Was Planned

Reports that U.S. military personnel abused Iraqi prisoners in the occupied nation spark accusations that the humiliations and torture were orchestrated by U.S. intelligence officials. The uncle of one of the accused, Army Reserves Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick, says Frederick is innocent. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley, NPR's Jackie Northam and Gary Solis of Georgetown University.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.
Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.