Military court hearing Graner’s Abu Ghraib appeal

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. military’s highest court is set to hear the appeal of the alleged ringleader of assaults on detainees at Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison in Iraq in 2003.

Spc. Charles Graner, of Uniontown, Pa., is serving a 10-year sentence for stacking naked prisoners into a pyramid, knocking one of them out with a punch and ordering prisoners to masturbate while other soldiers took pictures.

His defense will argue Monday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington that it was wrongly denied access to then-classified documents showing that some of the detainee treatment reflected “enhanced interrogation techniques” approved by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The government maintains there was no error and that any relevant information was already publicly available.


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