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2006-06-02 13:43:40

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...

2006-06-02 13:23:06

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said. He will not be confined during the term of hard labor but will be demoted to specialist. A U.S. military...

2006-06-02 09:42:44

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said.

2006-05-23 12:15:10

By Bill Trott FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A military prosecutor on Tuesday accused Army dog handler Sgt. Santos Cardona of being part of a group of "corrupt cops" who tormented Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison for their own amusement. Cardona allowed his Belgian shepherd, Duco, to bite an inmate and joined another military police dog handler in a competition to see who could make the most prisoners urinate or defecate on themselves, Maj. Matthew Miller said in the...

2006-04-26 06:24:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army plans to charge a high ranking officer in connection with the abuse of prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on Wednesday, quoting his lawyer. The papers said in their online editions that Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the former head of the interrogation unit at the jail, was expected to be charged on Friday with dereliction of duty, lying to investigators and conduct unbecoming an officer. He...

2006-03-10 06:33:18

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities have no intention of continuing to use Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison after the U.S. military ends operations there in the next few months, Iraq's justice minister said on Friday. "There will be no detainees in Abu Ghraib," Abd al-Hussein Shandel told Reuters, rejecting suggestions by U.S. officials that Iraq might continue to use it as a jail. "It will just be used as a storage facility for the Justice Ministry," he said. In a surprise...

2006-01-31 00:47:35

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military court found a second soldier guilty of mistreating detainees in Afghanistan in July and sentenced him to six months in detention, the U.S. military said. Sergeant Kevin D. Myricks was found guilty of conspiracy to maltreat a detainee and maltreatment of two detainees at a hearing at a U.S. base in Afghanistan on Monday. The court martial and subsequent punishment of the soldier reflected the seriousness with which the military viewed the incident,...

2006-01-28 11:44:57

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. court martial found a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan guilty of mistreating detainees and demoted him and sentenced him to four months in detention without pay, the U.S. military said on Saturday. Army Specialist James Hayes was accused of punching detainees in the chest, arms and shoulders at a base in Uruzgan province in July. He was found guilty on Friday of one count of conspiracy to maltreat and two counts of maltreatment, the military said in a statement....

2005-09-30 08:09:58

By Adam Tanner FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - Lynndie England, 22, pauses for a long time as she considers how she turned from a chicken factory worker into the symbol of America's abuse of Iraqi detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. A pained smile flashes across the face made famous across the world when she was pictured holding a naked Iraqi prisoner by a leash. Then the U.S. Army reservist blames her downfall on Charles Graner, the abuse ringleader and father of her 11-month-old...

2005-09-28 05:42:20

By Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis expressed fury on Wednesday over the three-year jail sentence for Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier notorious for holding a naked inmate by a leash in Abu Ghraib prison, saying it exposed American hypocrisy. They said the sentence would have been more harsh had she been convicted of abusing Americans. "America should be ashamed of this sentence. This is the best evidence that Americans have double standards," said Akram Abdel Amir, a...


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