[JURIST] Two US Army soldiers have been charged with prisoner abuse in an ongoing investigation into the deaths of two Afghan prisoners while in US custody, which has already led to charges being filed against 14 soldiers, the military said Wednesday. Both Sgt. Alan J. Driver and Spc. Nathan Adam Jones have been charged with assault and maltreatment, while Jones also faces allegations that he made a falsified official statement. The two Afghan prisoners, known as Habibullah and Dilawar [Wikipedia profiles], were taken into US custody in December 2002 and died shortly after their arrests at the Bagram Airfield [Global Security profile] detention facility in Afghanistan. Of the 14 soldiers charged in the investigation into the abuse, three soldiers were charged last week, one has been convicted, four have pleaded guilty, two have been acquitted of charges, and another has announced his intention to enter a guilty plea. AP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Second soldier acquitted in Afghan detainee death
- Army reservist acquitted of Afghanistan abuse charges
- US soldier sentenced in Afghan abuse case, Karzai criticizes leniency
- Military interrogator pleads guilty to Afghan detainee assault
- Army reports indicate abuse caused Afghan prisoner deaths in 2002