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Saddam Hussein has alleged at his trial in Baghdad that he has been beaten and tortured by the Americans.
"I have been beaten on every place of my body, and the signs are all over my body," he told the court.
The former Iraqi leader had spent much of the day listening quietly as two witnesses testified against him and seven associates.
All the accused deny responsibility for the killing of 148 people in the Iraqi Shia village of Dujail in 1982.
Lesson 18 of that manual, whose authenticity has not been questioned, emphatically states, under the heading "Prison and Detention Centres", that, when arrested, members of al-Qa'eda "must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security investigators. [They must] complain to the court of mistreatment while in prison".
If captured, the manual states, "At the beginning of the trial ... the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security before the judge. Complain of mistreatment while in prison."