CACI & L-3 face four new lawsuits in USA regarding Abu Ghraib abuses

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1 July 2008

Abu Ghraib inmates sue contractors, claim torture

Author: David Dishneau, Associated Press

Three Iraqis and a Jordanian filed federal lawsuits Monday alleging they were tortured by U.S. defense contractors while detained at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. The lawsuits allege that those arrested and taken to the prison were subjected to forced nudity, electrical shocks, mock executions and other inhumane treatment. They seek unspecified payments high enough to compensate the detainees for their injuries, and to deter contractors from such conduct in the future... The contractors named as defendants in the lawsuit are CACI International Inc....and...L-3 Communications Corp., formerly Titan Corp... The lawsuits repeat "baseless allegations" made more than four years ago in another case brought by the same lawyers, CACI spokeswoman Jody Brown said in a statement.

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1 July 2008

CACI Rejects Copycat Lawsuits and False Allegations

Author: CACI

CACI International Inc announced today that it is responding vigorously to the malicious and unfounded lawsuits filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). CACI totally rejects and denies all of the allegations and claims in these new legal filings. These latest lawsuits only repeat baseless allegations about CACI that appeared more than four years ago…. Plaintiffs' counsel continues to escalate their rhetoric without any changes in the allegations of misconduct…. None of the new plaintiffs have connected their allegations of abuse to any CACI personnel.

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1 July 2008

Ex-Abu Ghraib detainees sue military contractors for torture

Author: Deirdre Jurand, Jurist [USA]

Four former Abu Ghraib detainees filed lawsuits [links to plaintiffs' materials] Monday against two private US military contractors and three of their employees, alleging torture, war crimes and civil conspiracy. The former detainees said that employees of CACI International and L-3 Communications, which performed interrogation and interpretation work for the US military, violated the Geneva Convention, the Army Field Manual and US law by torturing and conspiring to torture the detainees. [also includes summary of previously filed cases against CACI & L-3 subsidiary Titan]

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30 June 2008

CCR Files Four New Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuits Targeting Military Contractors in U.S. Courts

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

Four former Abu Ghraib detainees who were wrongly imprisoned, tortured and later released without charge are suing two U.S. military contractor corporations and three individual contractors, according to four separate lawsuits being filed today by their U.S. legal team. The defendants are CACI International Inc. and CACI Premier Technology, Inc.,…L-3 Services Inc., a…division of L-3 Communications Corp… and three individual contractors… The lawsuits allege that the defendants committed multiple violations of U.S. law, including torture, war crimes, and civil conspiracy. CACI…provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib, and L-3…provided translators at the prison… According to the lawsuits, the individual contractor defendants allegedly “tortured, and conspired with others to torture.” [also refers to Titan (now part of L-3)]

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1 September 2001

full report: Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia

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