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Abu Ghraib acquittal

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A military court this week acquitted a U.S. Army officer of charges related to the torture scandal at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison. Lt. Col. Steven Jordan was acquitted of charges that he failed to properly train and supervise soldiers involved in the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at the prison in 2003. He was convicted of the less serious charge of disobeying an order not to discuss the case publicly. Stevens is the highest-ranking officer to stand trial in the case. Administrative sanctions were levied against two other officers, Col. Thomas Pappas, who oversaw Abu Ghraib, and Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, the prison’s military police chief.

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