Source Pravda.Ru

Abu Ghraib: will Thomas Pappas be brought criminal charges?

The military has reprimanded and fined Army Col. &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/ 22/101/397/14119_AbuGhraib.html ' target=_blank>Thomas Pappas, a key figure in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, but will not bring criminal charges against him, a U.S. Army official said on Wednesday.

Pappas, the former top military intelligence officer at Abu Ghraib, became the second senior officer to be disciplined in the scandal over the physical abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at the jail on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Following an administrative disciplinary hearing in Germany on Monday, Pappas has been given a formal letter of reprimand by Maj. Gen. Bennie Williams and has been docked $8,000 for committing dereliction of duty at &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/ 22/101/399/14969_Guantanamo.html ' target=_blank>Abu Ghraib in late 2003 and early 2004, said the Army official, who asked not to be named, tells Reuters.

According to Zaman, a US Colonel was fined for using dogs during the torture of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison.