1. Released

    Abu Ghraib Ringleader Freed

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    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.

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