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Iraq, Guantanamo Bay / Prisoner Abuse Scandal / England / Saar #788748

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The deal made by Army Pfc. Lynndie England to charges of her involvement in prisoner abuse in Iraq reviewed; scenes shown from outside the courtroom; abuse photos shown; her testimony quoted; courtroom sketches by Pat Lopez shown. [Earlier, ENGLAND - outlines what she was told to do.] [In ABC exclusive interview, defense team psychologist Javier AMADOR‡- outlines her state of mind while in Iraq.] England's relationship with Pvt. Charles Graner noted. [Duke University law school professor Scott SILLIMAN†- says they just want to move beyond the Abu Ghraib cases.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Cochran) Charges in a book by a former Army sergeant, Erik Saar†, that prisoner abuse went on at Guantanamo Bay examined; details given of his allegations about the handling of prisoners. [SAAR - describes what happened, including an incident in which fake blood was wiped on prisoners; states the method did not produce good intelligence; wishes he had spoken up sooner.] [SOUTHCOM spokesman Col. David McWILLIAMS†- says the charges {in Saar's book} were taken seriously.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Woodruff, Bob;
Cochran, John

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