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British Government Weighs Abuse Charges

British Defense Secretary Jeff Hoon says a decision will soon be made on whether to prosecute British soldiers over the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Prime Minister Tony Blair's government is under increasing pressure to respond to allegations of abuse from the Red Cross and Amnesty International. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.