U.S. soldiers face court martial for abuse of PoWs
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. military prosecutors have decided to prosecute three American soldiers on charges of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war, a U.S. army spokesperson said today.
Maj. Victor Harris, spokesman for the Kuwait-based U.S. Land Forces Component Command, said the three will be formally charged Saturday at an arraignment hearing at Camp Doha, Kuwait, which is under the command of the Third U.S. Army.
The charges grew out of an alleged incident May 12 at a U.S. detention facility, Camp Bucca, in southern Iraq. The three soldiers, from the 320th Military Police Battalion, based in Ashley, Pa., are accused of punching and kicking Iraqi PoWs while escorting them to Camp Bucca.