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Spc. Suzanne Swift Released from Military Prison, Supporters Rally at Ft. Lewis
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
FORT LEWIS, WA (January 3, 2007) – Supporters of Spc. Suzanne Swift rallied outside Fort Lewis, Washington this morning to welcome the news that Swift had been released from military prison.
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FORT LEWIS, WA (January 3, 2007) – Supporters of Spc. Suzanne Swift rallied outside Fort Lewis, Washington this morning to welcome the news that Swift had been released from military prison.

On December 14 Swift was convicted by a summary court martial for missing movement and being AWOL. She was sentenced to spend 30 days in confinement and must stay in the military until 2009. She was released this morning with time off for good behavior. “Suzanne faced her court martial with strength and respect. I was more than proud of her," said Sara Rich, Suzanne's mom, following her court martial last month.

Swift's case had garnered national attention since she was arrested at her mother's home in June 2006. Swift had gone AWOL just before her military police unit was to redeploy to Iraq in January 2006. During her previous tour of duty in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, Swift was sexually harassed and assaulted by superiors.
§Banner over Interstate I-5
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
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Top: Suzanne Swift upon being released from military prison.
§Retired Army Colonel Ann Wright expresses support for Swift
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
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§"Stop Violence and Rape..."
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
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§"We Support Suzanne Swift"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
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§"Thank You..."
by Jeff Paterson, Courage To Resist Wednesday Jan 3rd, 2007 4:59 PM
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