Abu Ghraib abuser gets jail sentence

A US military policewoman behind some of the most ghastly photographs from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison has been sentenced to six months in jail for her role in the abuse.

    Harman featured in some of the most sickening abuse pictures

    A military jury ruled late on Tuesday that Specialist Sabrina Harman, 27, will also be reduced in rank to private and receive a bad conduct discharge.
      
    Harman was convicted on Monday of four charges of maltreatment of detainees, one charge of conspiracy to maltreat detainees and dereliction of duty.
      
    A former pizza restaurant manager, Harman is credited with setting up one of the most infamous pictures from Abu Ghraib - that of a hooded inmate in rags standing on a box with electrical wires attached to his hands.
      
    International publication of those photographs led to widespread condemnation of US practices in Iraq at a time when US forces were trying to bring the country under control after the 2003 invasion.
      
    She also posed grinning behind a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners, giving a thumbs-up in front of a corpse wrapped in plastic, and wrote the misspelled word "rapeist" on the leg on one of the inmates.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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