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Female reservist Convicted in Abu Ghraib Abuse - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Fort Hood, Texas- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, the 22-year-old reservist who appeared in photos smirking amid naked prisoners at Baghdad”s Abu Ghraib prison, stood at attention as she was convicted of taking part in abusing detainees.

Wearing her dark green dress uniform, England showed no obvious emotion Monday after the jury foreman read the verdict. Asked for comment afterward, defense lawyer Capt. Jonathan Crisp said, &#34The only reaction I can say is, ”I understand.”&#34

Her case now moves to the sentencing phase, which will be heard by the same jury of five male Army officers beginning Tuesday. It was unclear whether England would testify on her own behalf. She faces up to nine years in prison, according to a report of the Associated Press.

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