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Australian Alleges Guantanamo Prisoner Abuse

An Australian held at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says he and other detainees are being physically and psychologically abused. David Hicks filed an affidavit in federal court alleging detainees were beaten while handcuffed and blindfolded. NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.