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A dozen men who were held at Abu Ghraib intend to file charges with Germany's top prosecutor to seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of the outgoing defense secretary, along with various other top Bush administration officials, over the detainees' alleged mistreatment.

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Yielding to pressure from humanitarian groups, Congress and the Supreme Court, the U.S. Army will release a new field manual that affords all detainees protection from torture under the Geneva Convention. The new document will ban several ?interrogation? methods that have drawn criticism, including simulated drowning and the use of dogs to terrorize detainees.

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