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Army report clears top officers of wrongdoing in Iraq prison abuse scandal

[JURIST] A new Army investigative report has cleared four top US military officers - including former Iraq commander Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez - of wrongdoing in the Iraq prison abuse scandal, according to officials speaking Friday. The as-yet-unreleased report conducted by US Army Inspector General Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Green found that allegations made against the officers in connection with abuses of Iraqi detainees at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison were unsubstantiated. Sanchez had been cited for "lapses of leadership" by previous investigations and in 2003 issued a policy on interrogation techniques [JURIST report] that the Inspector General had already called ambiguous and subject to misinterpretation by service personnel. AP has more.

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