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22 Sep 2015

Center for Constitutional Rights

Abu Ghraib Survivors Appeal Immunity for Corporation Involved in Torture

[T]he Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) for the company’s role in the torture and other abuse of four Iraqi men at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison’s so-called “hard site.”  A federal judge dismissed the case in June, ruling that even though U.S. military investigators concluded that several CACI interrogators conspired with U.S. soldiers (who were later court martialed) to “soften” detainees for interrogations and which contributed to “sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses,” CACI’s responsibility for its role in the torture is a “political question” unreviewable by the courts. “Torture is not a political question, it is a legal question,” said Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Baher Azmy. 

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Iraqi victims of abuse at Abu Ghraib appeal dismissal of lawsuit against CACI over alleged role in torture & abuse

Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)