Abu Ghraib Soldier Speech Canceled

Lynndie England, the woman who became the face of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, was set to give a speech at the Library of Congress on Friday before staff had to cancel the event due to safety concerns, the Associated Press reports. The event's organizer said he received emails threatening violence over England's speech, which was part of an event to promote a book about her, Tortured: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs That Shocked the World. The book's author said other events to promote the book had also been disrupted. England, who is now 26, said she hopes the book improves her image. She served half of a three-year sentence for her crimes (she is appealing the conviction), and was one of 11 soldiers found guilty for offenses at Abu Ghraib.