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Abu Ghraib warden supports defense claims with dog-use testimony

[JURIST] The former warden of Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive], Maj. David Dinenna, testified at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday for two Army dog handlers accused of using the animals to abuse detainees [JURIST report] that the US Department of Defense sent trainers to the prison to teach soldiers how to use dogs in interrogations. His testimony bolstered defense claims by the two soldiers that their actions were in response to official orders and not unauthorized, isolated incidents. A ruling on how to proceed with the case is expected to come within two weeks. AP has more.

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