New photos depict Iraqi prisoner abuses
ABCNEWS has obtained two new photos taken at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
showing Spc. Charles Graner and Spc. Sabrina Harman posing over the body of a
detainee who was allegedly beaten to death by CIA or civilian interrogators in
the prison's showers. The detainee's name was Manadel al-Jamadi.
Kenner says the body was packed in ice during a "battle" between CIA and military interrogators over who should dispose of the body.
The Justice Department opened an investigation into this death and four others today following a referral from the CIA.
The photos were taken by Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick , who in e-mails to his family has asked why the people responsible for the prisoner's death were not being prosecuted in the same manner that he is.
A lawyer for Graner, Guy Womack, told ABCNEWS the photo of his client represents inappropriate "gallows humor." Womack questioned why U.S. officials have not opened a criminal investigation into alleged murders at Abu Ghraib, while the investigation of his client has proceeded at a rapid pace.
A seventh member of the unit, Spc. Jeremy Sivits, pleaded guilty today to four counts for taking pictures of naked Iraqi prisoners being humiliated.
Sivits received the maximum penalty of a year in prison and a bad conduct