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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 October 2005, 09:15 GMT 10:15 UK
US soldier charged in abuse case
US soldier
No one has been charged over the deaths at Bagram
A US army soldier accused of mistreating a detainee in Afghanistan has been charged with dereliction of duty and maltreatment.

Staff Sgt Brian L Doyle has been accused of ordering a soldier to beat a detainee, known as Habibullah, who later died at the Bagram air base.

Sgt Doyle is also accused of not preventing mistreatment of detainees by other lower-ranking soldiers.

He is one of 10 reservist soldiers who have been accused of mistreatment.

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Five other soldiers have also been charged for mistreating detainees held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.

Habibullah died after being detained by the US military in December 2002. Another detainee, Dilawar, also died in detention.

No one has been charged with their deaths.


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