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Navy charges three more SEALs with abusing Iraqi prisoners

[JURIST] The US Navy announced Friday that it has charged three more personnel with abusing Iraqi prisoners. Those charged are members of an elite Navy SEAL unit. Earlier this month, four other members of the SEALs were charged with abusing prisoners in Iraq.

The counts against the latest accused, as announced by the Naval Special Warfare Command, included aggravated assault with intent to cause death and serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, maltreatment of detainees, obstruction of justice and failure to report abuse. The charges stem from the apprehension of a prisoner that occurred last November and which resulted in injuries that led to his death at Abu Ghraib prison. The NSWC press release is here. Reuters has more.

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