Barring a successful appeal or presidential pardon, year-old Steven Green will not be eligible for release from prison. Judge Thomas Russell handed down the sentence on Friday in a federal court in western Kentucky after a jury convicted Green in May of conspiracy, rape and multiple counts of murder for the deaths of the al-Janabi family on March 12,at their rural home outside Mahmoudiya, Iraq, about 20 miles south of Baghdad. The jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision about whether or not Green should get a death sentence, automatically making Green's sentence life in prison.
Skip to content. The Army Reserve unit based near here - whose service in Iraq made many of its members hometown heroes - had boasted six months ago of its credentials for a new security assignment at a prison west of Baghdad. The Army said yesterday that 14 of the 17 soldiers implicated in an investigation of abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison are from the nd.
Steven Green, 22, who was discharged for a "personality disorder" before the slaying was discovered, faces the death penalty in the civil trial being held in Kentucky. He is the first former army soldier to be charged as a civilian under a law that allows prosecution for alleged crimes committed overseas. Three other soldiers were given life sentences in the March atrocity which was allegedly devised over whiskey and a game of cards at a traffic check point in Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.
Iraqi female detainees have been illegally detained, raped and sexually violated by United States military personnel. Women who stay at home in traditional roles are more likely to be imprisoned as bargaining chips by US troops seeking to pressurize male relatives, according to the New Statesmen UK . Several of the women were now pregnant.
In what is believed to be the first case of a female soldier refusing to serve because she feared sexual harassment, Suzanne Swift, 21, a specialist with the 54th military police company, told the Guardian she did not join her unit when it left for a second tour of duty in Iraq because it meant a return to a regime of harassment. Spc Swift's decision to go public in her charges against three of her superiors - is rare in the US military where veteran advocates say women risk retribution if they complain of harassment. But she joins a growing number of US troops who, having enlisted, are refusing service in Iraq.
A US judge handed a life sentence to a former US Army soldier convicted in May of the gang rape and murder of a year old Iraqi girl and her family. A life sentence was initially imposed because of the jury's failure to agree on a death sentence. AFP - A former US soldier will spend his life in prison for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the slaughter of her family, a judge ruled Friday.
May 28, The pictures would horrify anyone: hooded US soldiers raping and torturing naked Iraqi women at gunpoint. But for Farah al-Azzawi, these blurry photos burn with agony and shame.
At the hearing into whether four U. The case, the fifth involving serious crimes being investigated by the U. Special Agent Benjamin Bierce recalled that Barker described to him how they put a couple and their six-year-old daughter into a bedroom of their home, but kept the teenage girl in the living room, where Barker held her hands while Sergeant Paul Cortez raped her or tried to rape her. Barker then switched positions with Cortez and attempted to rape the girl but said he was not sure if he had done so, Bierce told the hearing.
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