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US court to consider if CACI can be sued for damages in USA over alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison

"Will Anyone Pay for Abu Ghraib?", 5 Feb 2015

What happened at the Abu Ghraib prison during the early days of the Iraq war is no secret: The whole world has seen the appalling photos…Yet more than a decade after the fact, only a few low-level military personnel have been held criminally accountable for the abuse and torture that went on there. Meanwhile, the private companies that contracted with the United States military to help “interrogate” detainees are still trying to avoid any accounting at all by civilian courts…[T]hey try to hide behind a web of convoluted arguments that would render them legally untouchable. On Friday, a federal trial court in Virginia will consider whether one of these contractors — CACI International Inc. — can be sued for damages in American courts…

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