Abu Ghraib dogs to be focus of Senate probe

[JURIST] The US Senate Committee on Armed Services [official website] will investigate conflicting reports about the use of dogs in abusing detainees at the US military prison of Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive]. Chairman Sen. John Warner (R-VA) [official website] said that the committee will look into disparate statements allegedly made by US Army Maj.-Gen. Geoffrey Miller [Wikipedia profile].

According to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) [official website], Miller confirmed using dogs for perimeter security, but he also discussed using dogs to elicit information from prisoners with former Guantanamo intelligence officer Col. Thomas Pappas, later named in the Taguba Report as "directly or indirectly responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib." Miller, who commanded the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prison until April 2004, invoked his right not to incriminate himself last month in refusing to testify in an upcoming court-martial case against two Army dog handlers. AAP has more.

 

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