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Soldier apologizes for Abu Ghraib abuse

[JURIST] Army Spc. Sabrina Harman [Wikipedia profile] apologized for her role in the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison [Wikipedia entry] during the sentencing phase of her court-martial at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday. Harman was convicted Monday [JURIST report] of six of the seven charges brought against her, including threatening an inmate with electrocution while he stood hooded on a box with wires attached to his hands. She was seen taunting inmates in several of the notorious pictures that appeared from the prison. Military prosecuters asked the jury to sentence Harman to three years in jail; her defense has requested that she avoid jail time altogether, citing evidence that she was considered kind to Iraqis on other occasions and did not approve of the acts she photographed. AP has more.

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