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Ex-Abu Ghraib boss 'able to exhale'

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Abu Ghraib general says she's 'scapegoat'

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. general once in charge of the Abu Ghraib prison said she and other reservists were scapegoated for abuses that took place at the Iraqi prison.

General loses star over prison abuse

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Brigadier Gen. Janis Karpinski, who was in charge of the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq at the time of the abuse scandal, has been reduced in rank to colonel.

U.S. Army criticized for Abu Ghraib probe

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is being criticized following reports of the Pentagon's internal investigation of the Abu Ghraib prison abuses clearing top officers.

U.S. Army clears generals in prison case

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The Pentagon has decided not to charge four of the top five commanders of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison during an abuse scandal there.

Israel denies interrogation involvement

JERUSALEM, July 3 (UPI) -- Israel denied Saturday allegations that Israilis were involved in the interrogations of Iraqi detainies at Abu Ghraib prison.

Karpinksi: Iraq prison abuse was ordered

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army general suspended after prisoner abuse was revealed at a Baghdad prison says she was ordered to treat prisoners like dogs.

Report: Red Cross Iraq visits hampered

BAGHDAD, May 19 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. Army officer told the Washington Post the military tried to block the Red Cross from making spot inspections of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.

More hearings to come in abuse scandal

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- As many as 10 more witnesses may be called by the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify in the prison abuse scandal, the committee chairman said Tuesday. "I have eight or nine that should be brought up," Sen. John Warner, R-Va., told reporters betwee
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Janis Leigh Karpinski (born May 25, 1953, Rahway, New Jersey) is a central figure in the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal.

Karpinski retired as a colonel in the US Army Reserve. She was demoted from Brigadier General in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib scandal for dereliction of duty, making a material misrepresentation to investigators, and failure to obey a lawful order. She was the commander of three large US- and British-led prisons in Iraq in 2003, eight battalions, and 3,400 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve. Karpinski claims that she was made a scapegoat in order to protect higher ranking military personnel from the scandal.

In June 2003, during the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, Karpinski was given command of the 800 Military Police Brigade, putting her in charge of the 15 detention facilities in southern and central Iraq run by Coalition forces. Karpinski was also given command of the National Guard and Army reserve units in the Iraqi city of Mosul. In January 2004, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez formally suspended Karpinski and 16 other soldiers with undisclosed reprimands. An investigation was started into the abuse, and Karpinski left Iraq for reasons that were explained at the time as part of "routine troop rotations."

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