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Prisoners Eager to Voice Their Grievances
Prisoners Eager to Voice Their Grievances
Thu May 6, 7:55 AM ET
By Patrick J. McDonnell Times Staff Writer

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (news - web sites) The man limped to the front of the disheveled throng gathered behind double rolls of razor wire. He hoisted his prosthetic leg above his head.

"Where's the freedom, Mr. Bush?" he shouted.

A dozen or so other inmates joined him, raising their crutches in protest.

This was the scene Wednesday at the now-notorious Abu Ghraib prison, the primary U.S. detention facility in Iraq.


"We respect international law," said Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, the Army's new detention chief in Iraq, fresh from his previous assignment of running the lockup at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


The wing was squeaky clean, but there was a disturbance: Several distraught female inmates on the second floor were crying out incessantly, pleading their innocence. Their shrieks echoed in the chambers.

"I have children," said one, her arms extending beyond the bars. "I am not part of the resistance."

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