The US chief warden of the Camp Cropper prison in Baghdad, where a US citizen linked to a terrorism case in Romania is detained, has been arrested, a US Army spokesman announced on Thursday. He did not specify the reasons for the arrest of Lt-Col William Steele, who was already sent to Kuwait pending a trial, according to the AFP.

US citizen Mohammad Munah, sentenced to death for his role in the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists in Iraq in 2005, is detained at the Camp Cropper penitentiary centre where late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein also served time.

According to the NBC webpage, Steele is accused of helping the enemy, holding classified documents, refusing to comply with superiors and possessing of pornographic materials.