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Army updates detainee operations information Nov. 22

The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 3,500 pages of documents today, Nov. 22, as part of ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Army is committed to ensuring that all of its Soldiers live up to the Army Values and the Law of War regardless of the environment or circumstances. The Army and Combatant Commanders have conducted numerous investigations, inspections and inquiries, examining all aspects of detention operations. The major inquiries are based on more than 2,800 interviews. In addition, the Army has released over 56,000 pages of documents relating to detainee operations to the ACLU and conducted more than 500 investigations into allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against 249 military members have been addressed in courts-martial, non-judicial punishment and other adverse administrative actions.

The Army remains committed to addressing identified problems in detainee operations and to communicating its progress to the public.



Documents contained in this release of over 3,500 pages:

* The record of trial of a Soldier who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an Iraqi detainee on February 28, 2004. The Soldier was sentenced to three years confinement, reduction to E-1 and a dishonorable discharge.

* The record of trial of a Soldier who was convicted of conspiracy, commission of and failure to prevent acts of maltreatment, cruelty, assault and indecent acts with detainees. The Soldier was sentenced to eight years confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to E-1 and a dishonorable discharge.

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