Abu Ghraib Leaked Report Reveals Full Extent of Abuse
� 1,325 images of suspected detainee abuse
� 93 video files of suspected detainee abuse
� 660 images of adult pornography
� 546 images of suspected dead Iraqi detainees
� 29 images of soldiers in simulated sexual acts
by Suzanne Goldenberg
While Pfc. Lynndie England’s case remains in limbo, seven Army reservists have been convicted of abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Spc. Sabrina Harman, 27, of Lorton, Va., the other remaining soldier charged in the scandal, is scheduled for trial at Fort Hood next week. She faces up to 6½ years in prison if convicted of conspiracy, maltreating detainees and dereliction of duty.
The others previously convicted:
- Charles Graner Jr., 36, of Uniontown, Pa., is the only defendant to go to trial. Prosecutors described Graner, who is said to be England’s ex-boyfriend, as the ringleader of a group of Abu Ghraib guards who mistreated Iraqi detainees. He was photographed giving the thumbs-up sign behind a pile of naked detainees and ordering them to masturbate. He is serving a 10-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., after he was found guilty in January. Last month he married Megan Ambuhl, 30, of Centreville, Va., a former Abu Ghraib guard who pleaded guilty to failing to prevent or report maltreatment of prisoners. She was accused of watching prisoners being abused and helped set up the photograph of England holding a naked prisoner by a leash. Ambuhl was discharged from the Army without serving prison time.
- Ivan Frederick, 38, of Buckingham, Va., was sentenced to 8½ years in October after pleading guilty to conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assault and committing an indecent act. Frederick admitted he helped place wires on a detainee’s hands and told him he would be electrocuted if he fell off a box. He was a staff sergeant, making him the highest-ranking soldier to serve prison time in the case.
- Jeremy Sivits, 25, of Hyndman, Pa., pleaded guilty last May to four counts for taking pictures of naked Iraqi prisoners being humiliated, including some of the photographs that triggered the scandal. The former guard was sentenced to a year in prison.
- Roman Krol, 23, of Randolph, Mass., admitted pouring water on naked detainees and forcing them to crawl around the floor at Abu Ghraib, and throwing a foam football at them while they were handcuffed. After pleading guilty, Krol was sentenced in February to 10 months in prison.
- Armin Cruz, 24, of Plano, Texas, was sentenced to eight months in September after pleading guilty to conspiracy and mistreating prisoners. Cruz was accused of forcing naked prisoners to crawl along the floor and handcuffing men together.
- Javal Davis, 27, of Roselle, N.J., received a six-month sentence after pleading guilty in February to assault, dereliction of duty and lying to Army investigators. Davis admitted stepping on the hands and feet of handcuffed detainees and falling with his full weight on top of them.No matter how must time is served it will not make up for what they did, in an way shape or form it doesnt seem like what they are serving is enough time anyway.
- 26.10.10 http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0217-05.htm