Five U.S. soldiers charged with allegedly abusing detainees




 
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November 8th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Five U.S. soldiers charged with allegedly abusing detainees


Five U.S. soldiers charged with allegedly abusing detainees in Iraq


BAGHDAD, Iraq - (AP) Five U.S. Army soldiers have been charged
with allegedly abusing detainees in Iraq, the U.S. military said Monday.
A statement said charges were proffered Saturday against five
soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment in connection with a Sept. 7 incident
"in which three detainees were allegedly punched and kicked while awaiting
movement to a detention facility."
"Upon discovery of the alleged abuse, officials immediately launched
an investigation which ultimately led to the charges being proffered," the
command said.
Names and ranks of the five soldiers were not released, and the
statement gave no further details.
Allegations of prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad
gained international notoriety in 2004 after a number of U.S. military
personnel were charged with humiliating and assaulting detainees at the
facility. Nine Army reservists were convicted in the scandal.