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    A soldier convicted of maltreating detainees at Abu Ghraib in Iraq says she hopes her appeal to the military's highest court will exonerate all whose reputations were tarnished in the scandal.

    Former Army Reserve Specialist Sabrina Harman of Lorton, Virginia spoke with the Associated Press before a hearing Wednesday in Washington before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Her defense attorney argues Harman should not have been convicted of maltreatment for photographing and posing with naked detainees because prisoner nudity appears to have been Army policy. But prosecutors contend any reasonable observe would have concluded such conduct was abusive. The five-judge court could rule within months on whether to overturn any of the six counts on which she was convicted.

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