Through the scope on his sniper rifle, an Oregon Army National Guard soldier witnessed Iraqi Police abusing and torturing their prisoners, June 29 at the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior. The Oregon Army National Guard soldiers responded, disarming the Iraqi policemen and giving first aid to the detainees. Many of the prisoners had fresh welts and bruises. A boy of 14 was among those abused. US Soldiers also found metal rods, rubber hoses, unknown chemicals and exposed electrical wires that appeared to have been used in the torturing of the prisoners. The US soldiers were later ordered to STAND DOWN and HAND THE TORTURED PRISONERS BACK to their Iraqi tormentors! Photo by U.S. military soldiers.