Dienstag, September 27, 2005

Private Lynndie England Found Guilty in Abu Ghraib Abuse

Lynndie R. England, a 22-year-old Army file clerk whose smirking photographs came to personify the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, was convicted Monday of joining in the abuse when she posed next to detainees who had been stripped and put into humiliating poses.

After deliberating for just over two hours, the jury, made up of five male Army officers, found Private England guilty of six out of seven counts of conspiracy and maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners, including an episode when she was photographed holding a strap tied as a leash around a naked detainee's neck.

The jury acquitted her of a single conspiracy charge related to the leash photograph.

[New York Times]

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