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Military reports details of abuse incidents at Gitmo to Associated Press

[JURIST] The US military has provided Associated Press details of eight cases of abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in response to a written inquiry by the news organization. The response provided details of eight cases of abuse mentioned by James R. Schlesinger, who led a committee investigation into abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo culminating with this report [PDF]. According to the military, the incidents included a detainee being forced to stand and kneel so many times that his knees were bruised, a female interrogator running her hands through a detainee's hair and sitting on his lap, and a barber giving detainees reverse mohawks. The military said that all personnel involved were reprimanded or demoted. It was reported last month that abuses at the prison had been widespread. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage of events at Guantanamo. AP has more.

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