10 Years After Abu Ghraib, Ex-Prisoners Seek Justice in Torture Lawsuit Against U.S. Contractor CACI

Author: Democracy Now, Published on: 5 May 2014

[I]n 2004, after military investigative reports revealed the role of private military contractors in the atrocities in Abu Ghraib, we…with other lawyers, brought three lawsuits against two sets of private military contractors - one on behalf of 256 victims in—which was dismissed by a court of appeals in Washington, a second one against a company called L-3 Services…and that settled on behalf of 71. And this last lawsuit on behalf of Salah and three other victims of torture at the Abu Ghraib hard site against a private military contractor called CACI International…[T]his lawsuit seeks to hold CACI, the corporate entity, responsible for the actions of its employees…[The case] was dismissed by a lower court…[R]ecently, a court of appeals has heard our appeal…And I think…there are such strong U.S. connections to the torture here…we’re hopeful that the court of appeals will reinstate the case…[Also refers to L-3 Communications, L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications)]

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