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14 April 2015

4 ex-Blackwater guards sentenced to long prison terms by US court over 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

Author: Matt Apuzzo, New York Times

One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq. The men had been among several private...

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19 February 2015

Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Author: Kelley Vlahos, American Conservative

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war's worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue...[Concerned are] the private contractors from CACI Inc., and Titan Corporation...Scores of former detainees...have taken...

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17 October 2013

New charges brought against former Blackwater guards in Baghdad shooting

Author: Sari Horwitz, Washington Post

The Justice Department brought new charges Thursday against four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of taking part in a shooting in Baghdad six years ago that killed 14 unarmed civilians, wounded 18 and enraged public opinion in Iraq....

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30 September 2013

Iraqis Accuse CACI of War Crimes and Torture

Author: Ryan Abbott, Courthouse News Service (USA)

CACI agents committed war crimes, torturing and humiliating detainees, as part of a defense contract to provide linguistic services, dozens of Iraqi citizens and their families claim in Federal Court. The surviving Iraqi detainees and representatives...

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10 June 2013
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Author: Nadir Djennad, RFI

[V]ingt Kurdes d'Irak ont déposé au tribunal de grande instance de Paris une plainte contre X pour « complicité de crimes contre l'humanité »...Ils demandent une enquête sur le rôle de plusieurs…sociétés françaises susceptibles d'avoir rendu possible...

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10 June 2013

Victims of Saddam-era gas attack seek French probe

Author: Associated Press

Twenty victims of Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers on Monday, saying executives knew what they were sending to the Iraqi dictator and bore some...

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16 June 2011

Iraq must regulate private security firms-UN experts

Author: Reuters

Iraq should tightly regulate private security firms to prevent abuses by their employees when they stay on in the country after a scheduled U.S. military withdrawal, a U.N. working group said...the U.S. State Department plans to use more than 5,000...

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18 May 2011

Affected by Private Security Companies to Demand Compensations, Human Rights Ministry Says [Iraq]

Author: Aswat al-Iraq

Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights announced today that it will receive petitions for compensation of the citizens who were affected by the behaviour of special security companies, pointing out it will put these companies into account for the damages...

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27 March 2010

KBR on Trial--At Last

Author: Karen Houppert, The Investigative Fund

Five years after alerting authorities that she was gang-raped in Iraq, KBR/Halliburton employee Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court…KBR announced that it was dropping its Supreme Court appeal in the case...Jones…had been barred from...

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16 January 2010

3 Blackwater Guards Called Baghdad Shootings Unjustified

Author: James Risen, New York Times

Three private security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide who witnessed a 2007 episode in Baghdad in which at least 17 Iraqi civilians were killed by other Blackwater guards told a federal grand jury that they believed the shootings were...

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