The soldiers in the Abu Ghraib scandal

Nine US army reservists have been convicted of abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq:

    The photos prompted outrage and a congressional investigation

    Private first class Lynndie England, a 23-year-old reservist from West Virginia, was sentenced in September to three years in prison after being convicted on six of seven counts related to detainee abuse.


    England was found guilty of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act. She was acquitted on one conspiracy count.


    Former corporal Charles Graner Jr, of Pennsylvania, was found guilty in January 2005. He is serving a 10-year prison term at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


    Prosecutors described Graner, who England has said is the father of her infant son, as the ringleader of a group of Abu Ghraib guards who mistreated Iraqis.


    Former specialist Megan Ambuhl, of Virginia, a former Abu Ghraib guard now married to Graner, pleaded guilty in November 2004 to failing to prevent or report maltreatment of prisoners. She was discharged from the Army without prison time.


    Former specialist Sabrina Harman, of Virginia, was found guilty at trial in May 2005 of conspiracy, maltreating detainees and dereliction of duty. She was sentenced to six months in prison after testimony about her acts of kindness toward Iraqis before she became an Abu Ghraib guard.


    England was convicted of mal-
    treating detainees at Abu Ghraib

    Former staff sergeant Ivan Frederick of Virginia, was sentenced to 8½ years in October 2004 after pleading guilty to conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees and other charges.


    Frederick said he helped place wires on a detainee's hands and told him he would be electrocuted if he fell while standing on a box.


    Former specialist Jeremy Sivits, of Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in May 2004 to four counts for taking pictures of naked Iraqi prisoners being humiliated, including some of the photographs that triggered the Abu Ghraib scandal. He was sentenced to one year in prison.


    Former specialist Roman Krol, of Massachusetts, admitted pouring water on naked detainees and forcing them to crawl on the floor. He said he threw a foam football at them while they were handcuffed. Krol, who served in a military intelligence unit, was sentenced in February 2005 to 10 months in prison.


    Former specialist Armin Cruz, of Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mistreating prisoners and was sentenced in September 2004 to eight months in prison. Cruz was part of the same military intelligence unit as Krol.


    Former sergeant Javal Davis, of New Jersey, was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty in February 2005 to assault, dereliction of duty and lying to army investigators. The former sergeant admitted stepping on the hands and feet of handcuffed detainees and falling with his full weight on top of them.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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