Samuel Provance

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Sergeant Samuel Provance, a "key witness" in the investigation into alleged acts of brutality, abuse, and a torture at Enemy Prisoner of War Camps in Iraq, told Brian Ross and Alexandra Salomon of ABC News that there is "'Definitely a Cover-Up' and that the U.S. Army has concealed involvement in the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

"Dozens of soldiers -- other than the seven military police reservists who have been charged -- were involved in the abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, and there is an effort under way in the Army to hide it," military analyst Sgt. Provance said.
"Top military officials have claimed the abuse seen in the photos at Abu Ghraib was limited to a few MPs, but Provance says the sexual humiliation of prisoners began as a technique ordered by the interrogators from military intelligence."

"Provance, 30, ... [who is] now stationed in Germany, ran the top secret computer network use by military intelligence at the prison ... was part of the 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion stationed at Abu Ghraib last September. He spoke to ABCNEWS despite orders from his commanders not to," Ross and Salomon write. "'What I was surprised at was the silence,' said Provance. 'The collective silence by so many people that had to be involved, that had to have seen something or heard something.'" [1]

Provance "said that while he did not see the actual abuse take place, the interrogators with whom he worked freely admitted they directed the MPs' rough treatment of prisoners." [2]