Iraqis outraged over Lynndie England sentence

[JURIST] Many Iraqis on Wednesday expressed outrage after Pfc. Lynndie England [JURIST news archive], notorious for her role in abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, was sentenced to three years [JURIST report] in prison on Tuesday. Some accused the US of having a double standard, arguing that the sentence would have been more severe if England had been accused of abusing Americans. England faced a maximum nine-year sentence after she was convicted [JURIST report] of abusing Iraqi prisoners, photos of which ignited a scandal over US military practices for interrogation and detention. England was the last of a group of soldiers charged in connection with events at Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive]. Prosecutors had sought a four- to six-year sentence for England, who apologized for her actions [JURIST report] following her conviction. Reuters has more.



 

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