February 3, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the ostensibly-light sentence for Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr., the highest-ranking US soldier to face a court-martial for abusing an Iraqi detainee, may ...[read more]
January 24, 2006
by Chris Buell
A military jury on Monday recommended issuing a reprimand rather than a prison sentence for Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. in connection with the interrogation death of an Iraqi general. Welshofer was convicted of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty for the ...[read more]
January 22, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
A jury of US Army officers late Saturday night found Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Jr. guilty of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty in the death of Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush by suffocation in a sleeping bag during an interrogation in 2003, two days after he ...[read more]
January 21, 2006
by Greg Sampson
Two US military intelligence officers testified on Friday in the court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. that the interrogation rules in place during the first months of the Iraq war were unclear and that Welshofer was not aware of what techniques were prohibited when he ...[read more]
January 18, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
The military court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. continued Tuesday with arguments from Welshofer's lawyer that interrogation methods used by the army officer were approved by his commander and were not the cause of the death of an Iraqi general in 2003. Welshofer is... ...[read more]
January 13, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
US military prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Chief Warrant Officer Jefferson Williams in connection with the 2003 suffocation of Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush. In a plea deal with prosecutors Williams, one of three soldiers originally charged, agreed to testify against ...[read more]
July 28, 2005
by David Shucosky
In a transcript obtained by the Denver Post, a Utah National Guardsmen testifying at a preliminary hearing for three US soldiers accused of murder said he witnessed classified personnel, possibly CIA agents, strike Iraqi prisoners with a wooden handle and mock them by mentioning the deat... ...[read more]
June 3, 2005
by David Shucosky
Three US soldiers attached to Fort Carson, Colorado, have been ordered to stand trial for murder in connection with the death of an Iraqi general. Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Chief Warrant Officer Jeff L. Williams, and Spc. Jerry Loper are charged with murder, assault, and dereliction ...[read more]

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