Soldier told ‘this is how military intelligence wants it done’

THOSE charged are: Staff Sergeant Ivan L ‘Chip’ Frederick II, 37, from Virginia.

He wrote in an email to an uncle that he questioned some of the abuses he witnessed and was told: “This is how military intelligence wants it done.”

Specialist Sabrina D Harman from Virginia: a reservist who before the war was assistant manager at a pizzeria.

Her mother Robin said: “This kid has never hurt anyone in her life. They took her fresh out of boot camp and threw her platoon over there.”

Specialist Jeremy C Sivits, 24 from Pennsylvania: Daniel Sivits said his son “was just doing what he was told to do” when he allegedly photographed prisoners in humiliating positions. He said Jeremy was not trained as a military police officer but as a mechanic. Jeremy Sivits claimed he could be seen trying to help a prisoner.

Sergeant Javal S Davis, 26 from Mississippi: Reportedly told the inquiry into the alleged torture: “I witnessed prisoners in the MI hold section ... being made to do various things that I would question morally ... We were told that they had different rules.”

Specialist Meghan M Ambuhl, of Maryland, Virginia and Corporal Charles A Graner from Virginia: Photographed grinning and giving the thumbs-up behind a cluster of naked Iraqis, piled on top of each other in a pyramid.

Suspended

Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, Army Reserve Commander who oversaw the prison

She protests: “The prison, and that particular cellblock where the events took place, were under the control of the MI [military intelligence] command.”

Detained

Lynndie England, 21, from Fort Ashby Virginia, has been moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and has been demoted from specialist to private first class. In one photo she was pictured giving a thumbs-up, cigarette in mouth, pointing to the genitals of an Iraqi who was forced to masturbate.

Seven unnamed soldiers have also been reprimanded.

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