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BREAKING NEWS ~ England sentenced to three years prison for Abu Ghraib abuses

[JURIST] Wire services are reporting that a military jury at Fort Hood, Texas, has sentenced Pfc. Lynndie England [JURIST news archive] to three years in prison in connection with abuse of Iraq prisoners at Abu Ghraib. She was also given a dishonorable discharge. The sentence was substantially lighter than the nine years she faced under the full range of charges she was convicted on [JURIST report] Monday. Reuters has more.

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