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USA: Human Rights First submits letter urging Solicitor General to ask Supreme Court to hear appeal in Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI and Titan (now L-3)

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13 May 2011

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Deserve Compensation

Author: Gabor Rona, Human Rights First

Abu Ghraib. Eight years ago the Iraqi prison was the site of physical and psychological torture, rape, sodomy and murder of Iraqi prisoners committed by Americans under the authority of Americans…[N]ot one victim of official cruelty in U.S. custody…has had access to an enforceable, effective remedy. Why? Because the Bush administration, and then the Obama administration, have successfully argued in court that allowing these claims to be heard would endanger national security. One such case was filed by Abu Ghraib torture victims against private military contractors CACI International Incorporated and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services)…The case was dismissed…Human Rights First has sent a letter to Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, the official responsible for representing the government before the Supreme Court. We’ve urged the government to urge the Court to hear the case and to reverse the decision that denies victims a remedy.

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28 March 2011

[PDF] Human Rights First letter to Solicitor General re The Supreme Court’s invitation to file a brief expressing the views of the United States in Haidar Muhsin Saleh, et al. v. Titan Corporation, et al., U.S. Supreme Court No. 09-1313

Author: Gabor Rona, Human Rights First

I write to draw your attention to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Saleh v. Titan, presently
awaiting Supreme Court review. It is my understanding that the United States has been invited to submit
a brief expressing its views. We urge the United States to support the grant of cert and urge reversal of
the decision.

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1 September 2001

full report: Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia

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