Saturday, May 08, 2004

What Geneva Convention? 

One of the soldiers charged in the prison abuse investigation says she never even saw a copy of the Geneva Convention until after she was charged:

One of the seven soldiers facing possible court martial for abusing detainees revealed that she did not read, or even see, a copy of the Geneva Convention until two months after she was charged. Specialist Sabrina Harman, 26, said she now understood that it was regularly breached at Abu Ghraib....

The claims made by Harman, who is confined to quarters in Baghdad awaiting trial, contradict US army assurances that all soldiers are familiar with the Geneva Convention.

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