Two new photographs have surfaced from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, showing U.S.
soldiers posing and smiling over the body of an Iraqi detainee.
Charles Graner stands over Iraqi prisoner
(ABC News photo)
In the photos, aired Thursday, by two U.S. television networks, Army Specialists
Charles Graner and Sabrina Harman give a "thumbs up" signal as they kneel
over the man's body, which is lying on the floor packed in ice. It was not
when the photos were taken.
The U.S. television network ABC identifies the dead prisoner as Manadel al-Jamadi,
and says he was beaten to death by civilian or CIA interrogators in the prison's
The case is one of three detainee deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan being investigated
by the CIA's inspector general.
ABC says the photos it aired Thursday, were taken by Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick.
Sergeant Frederick, and Specialists Graner and Harman are among the seven U.S.
soldiers charged with mistreating and sexually humiliating detainees at Abu Ghraib.
Sabrina Harman gives thumbs up as she stands over body of dead prisoner
(ABC News photo)
Pictures of the abuse have sparked international outrage and investigations
by the U.S. Defense Department and Congress. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld gave a closed-door briefing on the investigation to senators on Capitol
On Wednesday, the top U.S. military commanders in Iraq told Congress they
are taking responsibility for the abuse scandal and promised to investigate
the matter thoroughly up the chain of command.
In the first court-martial related to the scandal, Army Specialist Jeremy
Sivits was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison and discharged from the
military after pleading guilty to charges of abuse.