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Abu Ghraib abuser sentenced to six months prison

ORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Army reservist convicted of attaching wires to an Iraqi prisoner in a photographed scene that outraged the international community was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in prison.

A military jury deciding the fate of Sabrina Harman, 27, at the nation's largest Army base recommended six-months of confinement, one of the lightest punishments handed down in the Abu Ghraib cases.

She had faced a maximum of five and a half years and the prosecution had sought a three-year sentence.

Harman will also receive a bad conduct discharge.

"I think she was extremely relieved," said her civilian attorney Frank Spinner. "To have a jury come back and say six months, that's pretty significant."

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Well Mark

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never got a medal as you often suggested but came close to it.Sentence a big joke.

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Why is it a joke?

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seems appropriate to me. What she did was wrong but hardly the crime of the century. By all accounts she is not a bad person, even the prisoners in Abu Ghraib liked her.

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