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Detainee Abuse Charges Feared

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An obscure law approved by a Republican-controlled Congress in 1996 has made the Bush admin nervous that officials and troops involved in handling detainee matters might be accused of committing war crimes, and prosecuted at some point in U.S. courts.
That law criminalizes violations of the Geneva Conventions governing conduct in war and threatens the death penalty if U.S.-held detainees die in custody from abusive treatment.

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