Ivan Frederick

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Ivan Frederick
Abu Ghraib prison abuse.jpg
Ivan Frederick, sitting on an Iraqi detainee
Born 1966 (age 51–52)
Buckingham County, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army (Dishonorably discharged)
Years of service 1984–2004[1]
Rank Private
Unit 372nd Military Police Company
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom, Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–2011

Ivan Frederick II (born 1966), is a former staff sergeant in the United States Army. He was the highest in rank of the seven U.S. military police personnel who have been charged with torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. In 2004, Frederick pleaded guilty to conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assault, and indecent acts. He was sentenced to 8 years confinement and loss of rank and pay, and he received a dishonorable discharge.[2][3][4]

He was released on parole in October 2007, after spending four years in prison[5]

He was the senior enlisted soldier at the prison from October to December 2003.

Prior to his deployment to Iraq, Frederick was a corrections officer at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Virginia.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Zimbardo, Philip (2007). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. New York: Random House. p. 341.
  2. ^ "Detainee Abuse: Abu Ghraib Court Martial: Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick, USA" Archived 2009-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. Steven C. Welsh, Esq., CDI Research Analyst, October 26, 2004, International Security Law Project, Center for Defense Information
  3. ^ "I asked for help and warned of this but nobody would listen". theguardian.com. May 1, 2004.
  4. ^ "Eight years for US soldier who abused prisoners". theguardian.com. October 22, 2004.
  5. ^ Abu Ghraib figure paroled from Leavenworth, armytimes.com, 1 October 2007.
  6. ^ Dao, James; Lichtblau, Eric (May 8, 2004). "Soldier's Family Set in Motion Chain of Events on Disclosure". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Torture ad Abu Ghraib, solo 6 mesi alla soldatessa della piramide umana". repubblica.it (in Italian). May 18, 2005.

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