England defense seeks to call top US commander in Iraq

The defense lawyer representing Pfc. Lynndie England in her Article 32 hearing asked Friday whether he could call to the witness stand the top US commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, along with another officer who ran Abu Ghraib prison at the time of the alleged abuses. The military judge, Col. Denise Arn, said the issue would be resolved later. The hearing is being held to determine whether England should be court-martialed on counts of abusing detainees and sexually explicit photos. Court officials prepared to hear testimony Saturday if necessary. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the hearings. AP has the full story.

 

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