NPR logo

First Iraqi Abuse Trial Yields Guilty Plea

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1901913/1901914" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
First Iraqi Abuse Trial Yields Guilty Plea

World

First Iraqi Abuse Trial Yields Guilty Plea

First Iraqi Abuse Trial Yields Guilty Plea

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1901913/1901914" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Army Spc. Jeremy Sivits pleads guilty to three counts of abuse in the first court-martial to result from the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners held at Abu Ghraib prison. Sivits received the maximum sentence — one year in prison, a reduction in rank and a bad conduct discharge. His testimony is likely to be used against other military personnel facing courts-martial on abuse charges. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.

Related NPR Stories