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CIA Contractor Charged with Afghan Prisoner Abuse

A CIA contractor was arrested and indicted in connection with the 2003 beating death of a detainee in Afghanistan, the first such case against a civilian since United States has been criticized for prisoner abuse overseas, U.S. officials said on Thursday. It marked the first case the Justice Department has brought since questions arose over treatment of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photographs of abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad first surfaced at the end of April. The officials said the case involved the beating death in June, 2003 of a prisoner at a U.S. military base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Full Story

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