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Abu Ghraib 10 Years Later: Challenging Corporate Impunity for Torture [Iraq/USA]

…[A]…broadcast leaked photos of US soldiers humiliating, tormenting, beating and sexually assaulting detainees at the US-run Abu Ghraib prison…Private corporate contractors…played a key role in directing and encouraging the acts…[They] continue to operate...[and] to receive multi-million-dollar government contracts…Our case, Al Shimari v. CACI, is one of the few avenues left for holding CACI accountable…Yet…a federal judge dismissed the case; it is now on appeal…If allowed to stand, the ruling leaves a US corporation free to conspire…to torture detainees in a prison (and a country) under US control without facing any consequences or being held accountable anywhere…[It] leaves contractors like CACI…to continue to earn millions without carrying any legal risks for their actions outside of the United States - even when they lead to torture…Our courts must remain an avenue for holding torturers accountable, especially when they reside in the United States…