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Released Abu Ghraib Ringleader Freed AP Photo

Abu Ghraib Ringleader Freed

The man convicted of organizing the Abu Ghraib prison abuses in Iraq has been released from prison after serving six and a half years of his 10-year sentence. Charles Graner Jr. was convicted of abusing prisoners, including stacking them into a pyramid, beating them, and forcing them to masturbate while soldiers took pictures. He claimed his actions were part of a military interrogation plan. Along with Graner, six guards and four low-ranking soldiers were convicted at Abu Ghraib, including Pfc. Lynndie England, with whom Graner fathered a son during deployment. Graner later married Specialist Megan Ambuhl, who was discharged for failing to report the abuses.

August 6, 2011 1:46 PM