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Legal News
4 Sep 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Tuesday released new documents describing crimes committed by US soldiers against civilians [press release; document log] in Iraq and Afghanistan which show a pattern of US troops failing to follow the laws of interrogations and deadly actions, but also a … [read more]

Academic Commentary
3 Feb 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the ostensibly-light sentence for Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr., the highest-ranking US soldier to face a court-martial for abusing an Iraqi detainee, may actually have been consistent with the military justice system's … [read more]

Legal News
24 Jan 2006
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] A military jury on Monday recommended issuing a reprimand rather than a prison sentence for Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. in connection with the interrogation death of an Iraqi general. Welshofer was convicted [JURIST report] of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty for the incident by … [read more]

Legal News
22 Jan 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz

[JURIST] A jury of US Army officers late Saturday night found Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Jr. guilty of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty in the death of Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush by suffocation in a sleeping bag during an interrogation in 2003, two days after … [read more]

Legal News
21 Jan 2006
by Greg Sampson

[JURIST] Two US military intelligence officers testified on Friday in the court-martial [JURIST report] of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. that the interrogation rules in place during the first months of the Iraq war were unclear and that Welshofer was not aware of what techniques were prohibited when … [read more]

Legal News
18 Jan 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre

[JURIST] The military court-martial of Army Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr. continued Tuesday with arguments from Welshofer's lawyer that interrogation methods used by the army officer were approved by his commander and were not the cause of the death of an Iraqi general in 2003. Welshofer is facing murder … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jan 2006
by Nishat Hasan

[JURIST] US military prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Chief Warrant Officer Jefferson Williams in connection with the 2003 suffocation [JURIST report] of Iraqi Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush. In a plea deal with prosecutors Williams, one of three soldiers originally charged [JURIST report], agreed to testify against fellow accused … [read more]

Legal News
28 Jul 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] In a transcript obtained by the Denver Post, a Utah National Guardsmen testifying at a preliminary hearing for three US soldiers accused of murder [JURIST report] said he witnessed "classified personnel", possibly CIA agents, strike Iraqi prisoners with a wooden handle and mock them by mentioning the death of … [read more]

Legal News
3 Jun 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Three US soldiers attached to Fort Carson [base website], Colorado, have been ordered to stand trial for murder in connection with the death of an Iraqi general [JURIST report]. Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer, Chief Warrant Officer Jeff L. Williams, and Spc. Jerry Loper are charged with murder, assault, … [read more]

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