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Witness testifies that dogs bit Abu Ghraib detainees

[JURIST] A witness testified at a military Article 32 hearing [JAG backgrounder] Tuesday that dogs handled by two American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archives] bit and injured two Iraqi detainees. Pvt. Ivan L. "Chip" Frederick II, who in November was convicted of abusing Abu Ghraib detainees [JURIST report], alleged that the soldiers, Sgts. Santos A. Cardona and Michael J. Smith, were competing to see who could frighten the most Iraqi detainees with their dogs when the animals bit the two prisoners. Both soldiers face a multitude of charges for various counts of detainee abuse and prison sentences of up to 16 1/2 years for Cardona and 29 1/2 years for Smith. AP has more.

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