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Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit by Abu Ghraib Inmates

Author: Matthew Barakat, Associated Press, Published on: 21 October 2016

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by four former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, who say they were tortured by civilian military contractors...

...The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled unanimously that any unlawful acts committed by contractors could be subject to judicial scrutiny, even if they were doing so under the direct control of the military...

...The inmates say they were tortured during interrogations led by civilian contractors from Arlington-based CACI Premier Technology, Inc.

CACI has long denied wrongdoing. On Friday, the company said in a statement: "We'll proceed with our expectation unchanged: exoneration for CACI. Nothing in today's decision changes our view of the ultimate outcome."

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