updated Fri. July 22, 2022
January 28, 2018
June 1, 2006 - Sgt. Santos Cardona, an Army dog handler, is found guilty of two of five counts against him, including aggravated assault and unlawfully using his dog to threaten detainees. He is sentenced to 90 days hard labor and a reduction of rank. He must also forfeit $600 of pay per month for a year.
February 27, 2017
It was later revealed that the techniques described as being legal by the Bush administration included waterboarding, walling, sexual humiliation, beating and sleep deprivation to the point of hallucination. US Sergeant Santos Cardona (center left) with his tan Belgian shepherd Duco, and Sergeant MichaelÃÂ ...
August 12, 2009
Before he becomes a forgotten footnote in Aung San Suu Kyi's biography, it's worth pausing to consider the price John Yettaw is about to pay for his unauthorized nighttime swim. On Aug. 11, Yettaw, 53, was sentenced to seven years in a Burmese prison for donning a pair of flippers and paddling across aÃÂ ...
July 24, 2006
The torture of prisoners in US custody in Iraq was authorised and routine even after the Abu Ghraib scandal came to light, a US-based rights group says. Soldiers' accounts show that detainees routinely faced severe beatings, sleep deprivation and other abuses for much of 2003-2005, Human Rights WatchÃÂ ...
June 4, 2006
A military jury sentenced an Army dog handler to 90 days hard labor and a reduction in rank Friday for allowing his Belgian shepherd to bark within inches of an Iraqi detainee's face at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona was the 11th soldier convicted of crimes stemming from the abuseÃÂ ...
Sydney Morning Herald
June 3, 2006
This photo shows Sgt. Santos Cardona, second right, with his tan Belgian shepherd Duco, during an incident at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq ... Sergeant Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, has been convicted on two out of nine counts against him -- failing to handle his dog properly, andÃÂ ...
May 25, 2006
Sgt Santos Cardona, 32, faces several charges including dereliction of duty, conspiracy and assault for allowing his dog to intimidate two detainees. A military prosecutor said Sgt Cardona was one of a group of "corrupt cops" who tormented Iraqi prisoners for fun. But the defence told the court Sgt CardonaÃÂ ...
May 24, 2006
Sgt Santos Cardona, 32, faces several charges including dereliction of duty, conspiracy and assault for allowing his dog to intimidate two detainees. His defence team is expected to argue that his use of the dog was condoned. A seven-member jury was selected, but further proceedings were suspendedÃÂ ...
March 23, 2006
A Maryland court martial convicted Sgt Michael Smith on six out of 13 charges including maltreating detainees, dereliction of duty and assault. Prosecutors said Smith, 24, used his black Belgian shepherd to menace prisoners for his own amusement. He will be sentenced on Wednesday. He is the 10th USÃÂ ...
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