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Lynndie England faces hearing over Abu Ghraib abuses

[JURIST] Pfc. Lynndie England is scheduled to face an Article 32 hearing Tuesday that will decide whether she should face court-martial for her role in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. England is charged with 13 counts of abusing detainees and six other counts arising from possession of sexually explicit photos. England's attorneys are expected to argue that she was following orders from higher-ups; a defense witness list released earlier this year included Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and top generals. AP has the full story. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the charges against England here and here.

UPDATE: Pfc. Lynndie England testified that US troops who abused Abu Ghraib prisoners did so "for fun." Reuters has more.

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