Army Now Says G.I. Was Beaten In Role



Reversing itself, the Army said Tuesday that a G.I. was
discharged partly because of a head injury he suffered while posing as an
uncooperative detainee during a training exercise at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The Army had previously said Specialist Sean Baker's medical discharge in
April was unrelated to the injury he received last year at the detention
center, where the United States holds suspected terrorists.

Mr. Baker, 37, a former member of the 438th Military Police Company, said
he played the role of an uncooperative prisoner and was beaten so badly by
four American soldiers that he suffered a traumatic brain injury and
seizures. He said the soldiers only stopped beating him when they realized
he might be American.

Bruce Simpson, Mr. Baker's lawyer, said his client is considering a lawsuit

 


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