BYU Doctor Didn't See Prisoner Torture in Iraq

BYU Doctor Didn't See Prisoner Torture in Iraq

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(Provo-AP) -- Dr. and retired Lieutenant Colonel Bill Dunaway says that if prisoners were being tortured in Iraq, he would have known it.

Dunaway is now a clinician at Brigham Young University but he served with the 800th Military Police Brigade from April to July 2003 at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq.

Dunaway told the Deseret Morning News that a lot of prisoners would come in already beat up from being captured, but as for being tortured, he didn't see it.

Dunaway oversaw medical services at Camp Bucca and said prisoners had the option of seeing medical personnel daily, if they requested it.

He said if prisoners were beaten up he would have known.

Dunaway doesn't believe that abuse of prisoners was widespread and he thinks it is being blown out of proportion.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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