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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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May 10, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-18


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


COURT MARTIAL SET FOR MAY 19


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz, the commanding general of III Corps, has referred charges against Spc. Jeremy Sivits to a Special Court-Martial empowered to adjudge a Bad Conduct Discharge on May 5.

The three charges against Specialist Sivits are: conspiracy to maltreat subordinates (detainees); dereliction of duty for negligently failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty and maltreatment; and maltreatment of detainees.

The court-martial, U.S. v. Specialist Jeremy Sivits, is docketed for May 19.

Subject to final coordination and approval, the trial will be held at a location within the Convention Center in Baghdad.

Court-Martials are open to the public. Details on procedures to be used by media covering the proceedings will be provided at a later time.

For more information please contact the Coalition Press Information Center at (914)-360-5089.


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