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Two Navy SEALs face court martial over Abu Ghraib abuses

[JURIST] The US Navy has announced that two Navy SEALs will face court-martial proceedings for prisoner abuses which occurred between October 2003 and April 2004 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The two commandos from a Coronado-based Sea, Air, Land unit known as SEAL Team-7 are accused of assaulting a detainee who died in the prison and of posing in photographs taken while the detainee was being subjected to degrading treatment. The charges include aggravated assault, maltreatment, dereliction of duty and disobeying orders. Neither SEAL is charged with murder. Five other SEALs were also implicated. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. AP has more.

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