Pte England is 'surprised' at row over abuse photos

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Private Lynndie England, the US army reservist who posed for the now infamous Abu Ghraib photos, has expressed her surprise at the storm provoked by the images. Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight she revealed that she had received death threats and talked about her role in the photograph showing a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners.

Private Lynndie England, the US army reservist who posed for the now infamous Abu Ghraib photos, has expressed her surprise at the storm provoked by the images. Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight she revealed that she had received death threats and talked about her role in the photograph showing a pyramid of naked Iraqi prisoners.

"They had been stripped and handcuffed and they were then placed in a pyramid pile by [fellow reservist, Charles] Graner... There were seven... I thought it was odd, kind of weird, but, it was kind of like, if everyone else is doing it, you know, you're doing it."

Ms England recently gave birth to a son, conceived with Graner who was jailed for 10 years for his part in the scandal. Ms England faces a second court martial after the first was declared a mistrial last week.

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