Witness in Abu Ghraib trial said intel officers directed Graner, others

[JURIST] A defense witness testifying Thursday in the military trial of Spc. Charles Graner [Wikipedia profile] told the jury that intelligence officers at the Abu Ghraib prison told Graner and others what to do. Former military policewoman Megan Ambuhl [CDI case file; Wikipedia profile] said "They would come down with their detainees and let us know what they wanted us to do with them. They might say this guy is cooperating, not cooperating." Ambuhl testified that she was asked her to watch one male detainee shower: "They wanted me to go in the shower and point at the genital area and laugh at them." Ambuhl admitted on cross-examination by prosecutors, however, that she had had a sexual relationship with Graner and did not want him to go to jail. Graner's defense closed its case Thursday without calling Graner himself [JURIST report] to the stand. Reuters has more. The jury in the Graner case is expected to begin deliberations today.



 

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