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2006-03-22 17:58:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler has been sentenced to roughly 6 months in prison for abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib jail, an Army spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, will also have his rank reduced to private and must pay a $2,250 fine for using his unmuzzled dog to harass and threaten inmates at Abu Ghraib in 2003 and 2004, Army spokeswoman Shaunteh Kelly said. After he serves his 179-day sentence he will be released from the...

2006-03-22 16:18:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler has been sentenced to roughly 6 months in prison for abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib jail, an Army spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, will also have his rank reduced to private and must pay a $2,250 fine for using his unmuzzled dog to harass and threaten inmates at Abu Ghraib in 2003 and 2004, Army spokeswoman Shaunteh Kelly said. After he serves his 179-day sentence he will be released from the...

2006-03-22 16:12:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler has been sentenced to roughly 6 months in prison for abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib facility, an Army spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, will also have his rank reduced to private and must pay a $2,250 fine for using his unmuzzled dog to harass and threaten inmates at Abu Ghraib in 2003 and 2004, Army spokeswoman Shaunteh Kelly said. After he serves his 179-day sentence he will be released from...

2006-03-21 16:39:56

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was found guilty on Tuesday of abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and faces up to eight years and nine months in prison, an Army spokeswoman said. The sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, was set to begin later in the day, Lt. Col. Shawn Jirik said. Smith was charged with using his dog to harass and threaten inmates at Abu Ghraib in order to make them urinate and defecate on...

2006-03-21 13:30:32

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was found guilty on Tuesday of abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and faces up to eight years and nine months in prison, an Army spokeswoman said. The sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Michael Smith, 24, was set to begin later in the day, Lt. Col. Shawn Jirik said. Smith was charged with using his dog to harass and threaten inmates at Abu Ghraib in order to make them urinate and defecate on...

2006-03-18 10:57:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New York Times said on Saturday it had identified the wrong man as the hooded prisoner standing on a box in a photograph that came to symbolize U.S. military abuses at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The newspaper's March 11 profile about Ali Shalal Qaissi was challenged by online magazine Salon.com, which said an Army investigation had concluded the prisoner was a different man. "The Times did not adequately research Mr. Qaissi's insistence that he was the man...

2006-03-14 12:48:25

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times said on Tuesday it was investigating whether one of its stories had identified the wrong man as the hooded prisoner standing on a box attached to electric wires in an iconic photograph of abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. The story about Ali Shalal Qaissi was challenged by online magazine Salon.com, which said an investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, had concluded the prisoner was a...

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...

2006-03-09 12:04:54

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military will close Abu Ghraib prison, probably within three months, and transfer some 4,500 prisoners to other jails in Iraq, a military spokesman said on Thursday. The prison in western Baghdad was a torture center under Saddam Hussein before photographs of American soldiers abusing Iraqis there in 2003 gave it a new notoriety.

2006-02-23 14:18:42

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI agents accused military personnel at the Guantanamo prison of using illegal "aggressive interrogation tactics" on detainees but senior military officials rejected FBI concerns, documents made public on Thursday showed. The documents, released by the American Civil Liberties Union after being obtained under a court order, shed new light on the rift between the FBI and the Pentagon on the treatment of foreign terrorism suspects imprisoned at...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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