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Sunnis skeptical of U.S. detainee efforts
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Sunnis skeptical of U.S. detainee efforts

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. efforts to ensure humane treatment for detainees in Iraqi custody have done little to boost America's image among many Sunni Arabs, long resentful of what they see as U.S. favoritism to rival Shiites and Kurds.

America is a tough sell to minority Sunnis, who dominated under Saddam Hussein but now fear marginalization. Sunnis interviewed by The Associated Press in Baghdad and the Sunni stronghold of Anbar province remain convinced that recent allegations of torture by Shiite-led Interior Ministry jailers are true - and that abuses could never have gone on without Americans being aware of them.

"I am convinced that every political party has its own prison in order to help the occupiers," said Abdullah Mohammed al-Dulaimi, a Sunni merchant in Ramadi. "All this happens with the knowledge of the Americans. This is a campaign against the Sunnis."


Another Ramadi merchant, Ibrahim Mohammed Awad, insisted the Jadriyah center was "supervised by the Americans."

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