Army officer sentenced in Iraqi drowning case

[JURIST] Army 1st Lt. Jack Saville was sentenced to 45 days in a military prison Tuesday for his role in forcing three Iraqi civilians into the Tigris River. Saville's court-martial began earlier in the day [JURIST report] after Saville pleaded guilty to assault and other charges for forcing two Iraqi civilians detained for curfew violations into the Tigris River at gunpoint. One of the civilians allegedly drowned. Saville was also convicted of a lesser assault charge for not acting to stop another civilian from being forced into the river during an earlier incident. In addition to the prison sentence, Saville was ordered to forfeit $2,000 of his $2,970 monthly salary for six months. AP has more.

 

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