Bureau ChiefNed Parker has reported for The Times in Baghdad sinceMarch 2007. He was the chief Baghdad correspondent for The Times of Londonfrom 2006-2007. He was previously based in Iraq from2003-2005 as a reporter for the Agence France-Presse.Parker shared the 2006 Narrative Prize from Narrative Magazine for a new oremerging writer for two essays on Iraq. EMAIL
Relatives gather outside a Baghdad court, hoping to catch the eye of a lawyer or investigator. Some worry that the perpetrators will be freed as part of a detainee release and that justice will remain elusive.
A former insurgent has secured a neighborhood with brutal efficiency.
Forces under the office of Prime Minister Maliki held hundreds of Sunni men at the facility. The U.S. fears that the news will stoke instability.