Following up on a story previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the US Army formally announced Monday that Lynndie England will face court-martial in January on charges arising out of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.
Lt. Gen. John Vines, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, said that England will face 19 counts of abuse and indecent acts, including two counts that Article 32 hearing officer Col. Denise Arn recommended be dropped. If convicted on all counts, England could face up to 38 years in jail, a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances. AP has more.
Previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Lynndie England to face court-martial
- Lynndie England defense only allowed one witness in Abu Ghraib abuse hearing
- Hearing resumes in Abu Ghraib abuse case against Lynndie England
- England defense seeks to call top US commander in Iraq
- Lynndie England faces hearing over Abu Ghraib abuses