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CIVIL rights groups filed a lawsuit with German prosecutors yesterday seeking war crimes charges against the outgoing US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, for the alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.
THE US Army made a last-minute U-turn to stop a dog handler convicted in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal from returning to Iraq, it emerged last night.
THE US army has charged the former head of the interrogation centre at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq with cruelty and maltreatment, dereliction of duty and other criminal offences, for alleged involvement in the abuse of detainees at the notorious prison in 2003 - and for interfering with the abuse investigation.
A US ARMY dog handler has been sentenced to six months behind bars for using his snarling animal to torment prisoners at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib jail.
ABU Ghraib, the prison that served as a house of torture under Saddam Hussein and was latterly the scene of the US military's worst prisoner abuse scandal, is to be handed over to the Iraqi government.
AMNESTY International has accused UK and US troops of failing to stop the abuse of prisoners in Iraq.
NEARLY 100 prisoners have died in United States' custody in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, it was reported last night.
LEGISLATION to ban the torture of detainees was passed by the US House of Representatives yesterday, as it also advanced the Pentagon $50 billion (£28.4 billion) for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
THE US military plans to prosecute two soldiers for allegedly punching two detainees at a military base in Afghanistan.
A UNITED States federal judge has ordered the release of dozens more pictures of prisoners being abused at Abu Ghraib prison, rejecting government arguments that the images would provoke terrorists and incite violence against US troops in Iraq.
LYNNDIE England, the US soldier pictured holding a naked Iraqi inmate on a leash at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison and given a dishonourable discharge from the army.
ARMY private Lynndie England, who posed for infamous pictures showing her holding a naked Iraqi prisoner on a leash, has been sentenced to three years behind bars.
LYNNDIE England, the United States soldier whose smiling poses in photographs showing the abuse of naked detainees at Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad made her the face of an international scandal, was convicted last night by a military jury.
US Private Lynndie England suffered from depression and her mental condition, coupled with an overly-compliant personality, made her a heedless participant in humiliation of naked Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib prison, a psychologist told her military trial.
A DETAINEE has been killed in a suspected murder at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, the US military said.
TEN British soldiers face an unprecedented prosecution under international war crimes legislation in the single largest investigation into the abuse of prisoners during the Iraq War.
THE United States military has launched an investigation into the death of an Iraqi inmate who was shot yesterday at Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad.