View Full Version : Final Abu Ghraib Abuse Trial Begins: Al Jazeera Report

August 20, 2007, 11:31 PM
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Jordan still faces four other charges related to prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison [EPA]


A US military court has dismissed two of the most serious charges against the only ranking US officer accused of abusing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

Army Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Jordan is the last of 12 defendants to face a court-martial over the case.

Prosecutors also amended one of the four remaining charges Jordan still faces, narrowing the scope in a cruelty and maltreatment charge from three months to a single day.

Jordan, 51, has pleaded innocent to illegally approving the use of dogs and nudity during interrogations, and allowing the mistreatment of Abu Ghraib prisoners to continue.

He faces up to eight-and-a-half years in prison if found guilty on the four remaining charges.

Jordan has argued that he is a scapegoat who, because he is a reservist, is considered expendable...