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10 Feb 2015

Al Jazeera (Qatar)

CACI asks US court to dismiss case over alleged torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib

"US defence contractor wants Abu Ghraib lawsuit scrapped", 8 Feb 2015

A US defence contractor which supplied interrogators accused of involvement in the abuse and torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has sought to have a lawsuit against it dismissed, stating its employees were working under military control during a time of war. The plea comes after four former inmates of the prison sued CACI International over the claims…"The military exercised complete control. These interrogation techniques were permitted," said defence lawyer John O'Connor…Baher Azmy from the Centre for Constitutional Rights, which is representing the former inmates, said that CACI employees ordered military police to torture the detainees. "It is undisputed that there was a command vacuum when these vicious abuses occurred," he said. "None of them were authorised by the military."…