Threats Stop Lynndie England's D.C. Lecture

England was to discuss biography

By BRETT ZONGKER
|  Friday, Aug 14, 2009  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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Threats Stop Lynndie England's D.C. Lecture

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Lynndie England is a target of threats.

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Organizers have canceled a lecture at the Library of Congress by the woman who became a symbol of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal after threats caused concerns about staff safety.

Former Army reservist Lynndie England had been scheduled to discuss her biography Friday as part of a veterans forum on Capitol Hill. The book by author Gary S. Winkler is called "Tortured: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs That Shocked the World."

In a notice to members, Angela Kinney, president of the Library of Congress Professional Association, says the event was canceled due to staff safety concerns.

David Moore, a Vietnam War veteran and German acquisitions specialist at the library who organized the event, says he had been receiving threats.

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