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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:26 PM
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U.S. Tells AP They Addressed Prison Abuse,1280,-406...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - One prisoner was pepper-sprayed. Another was hit repeatedly with a clock radio. A third was hosed down by a guard.

Two of the guards were demoted in rank and a third was acquitted in a court martial, according to Raoul Duany, a civilian spokesman for the U.S. Southern Command in Miami. Action was taken quickly to prevent the type of scandal plaguing U.S. officials in Iraq, he said.

The first complaint surfaced in September of 2002 when an Army reserve specialist was accused of spraying a detainee with a fire hose. The detainee allegedly threw food and water at the passing guard who worked in the sprawling Camp Delta prison camp in eastern Cuba.

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