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19 Oct 2012

Marissa Vahlsing, EarthRights International

Abu Ghraib detainees reach settlement in historic lawsuit against military contractors

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[W]e have been closely following two cases, Al-Quraishi v. L-3 Services, Inc., and Al Shimari v. CACI International, Inc., brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of detainees of military prisons in Iraq against two private military contractors alleged to have conspired to torture and abuse the plaintiffs at Abu Ghraib and other detention centers. Yesterday we were thrilled to learn that the Al-Quraishi case was resolved in a confidential settlement. ERI has acted as an amicus in both cases…arguing in support of the plaintiffs that their claims should be allowed to go forward…This is a significant victory for the Al-Quraishi plaintiffs and for the struggle to increase the accountability of private military contractors.