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01/05/04 - Kuwait City

Three U.S. Soldiers Discharged From The Army Over Prisoner Treatment

The U.S. Army has discharged three soldiers following allegations they abused prisoners at a detention center in southern Iraq last May.

The three soldiers, all from Pennsylvania, were scheduled to face court martial. They instead opted for a non-judicial hearing, in which their conduct was judged by a commander without any jury.

A brigadier general found the three soldiers had mistreated prisoners at Camp Bucca. The three soldiers have now returned to the United States.

A fourth soldier was also accused in the same case, but requested and received an "other-than-honorable" discharge from the military rather than face court martial.

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