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Soldier pleads not guilty in latest Abu Ghraib trial

[JURIST] Spc. Sabrina Harman [Wikipedia profile], the latest US soldier to stand trial for involvement in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, pleaded not guilty to charges of abusing detainees in the military prison at the beginning of her trial [JURIST report] Thursday. Harman has been charged with conspiracy, dereliction of duty and maltreatment of subordinates, and could face six and a half years in prison should she be convicted on all charges. Harman is the soldier allegedly responsible for writing "rapeist" on the leg of one detainee, and forcing another to balance on a small box with a hood over his head and wires attached to his outstretched arms, which he was told were not to be lowered or he would be electrocuted. She also took photos of abused detainees. Reuters has more.

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