Army charges three more soldiers in deaths of Afghan detainees

Army charges three more soldiers in deaths of Afghan detainees

[JURIST] Military spokesmen at Fort Bliss, Texas, announced Monday that three more soldiers have been charged in connection with prisoner abuse at an Afghanistan detention facility. The Army has charged Sgt. Selena Salcedo and Sgt. Joshua Claus of Fort Bragg, NC and Sgt. Anthony Morden of the Army Reserve's 377th Military Police Company in Cincinnati with assault, maltreatment and making a false statement as part of an investigation into the deaths of two Afghan detainees [US Army press release] at the Bagram Control Point in Afghanistan. The two deaths occurred on December 4 and 10, 2002, in seperate isolation cells at the detention facility. Two members of the the 337th, Pfc. Willie Brand and Spc. Brian Cammack, have already been charged [AP report] in connection with the deaths. AP has more.