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Iraq / Attacks / Prisoner Abuse #758078

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 2004
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The death of five American servicemen in Iraq introduced.

(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper) The mysterious death of four Marines in Ramadi, violent car bombings near Mosul & Baghdad & the repair of an oil pipeline damaged by insurgents featured; scenes shown of the bodies & of the South Korean hostage Kim Sun-Il†† pleading for his life.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Christiane Amanpour) The criminal cases of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq updated; several abuse photos & "Washington Post" videotape excerpts shown; courtroom sketches by Richard Cole shown; details given of the judge's ruling that US Central Command commander Gen. John Abizaid & & coalition troops in Iraq commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez can be interviewed by the defense. [Spc. Charles Graner's lawyer Guy WOMACK†- explains why he wants to question Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; says the prisoners are not protected by American or international law.] The view of Iraqi prisoners' relatives of the trials quoted. The extent of interest & awareness on the part of the Iraqi people of the abuse scandal & actual trial discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The postponement of the preliminary hearing for Pfc. Lynndie England†† noted.

Woodruff, Judy;
Cooper, Anderson;
Amanpour, Christiane

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