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The long-awaited Senate torture report proves that after 9/11 the CIA engaged in a sophisticated…
February 12, 2015, Oakland – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) urged a federal…
December 17, 2014, Berlin – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights joined a criminal complaint…
U.S. Private Military Contractor Can Be Held Liable for Torture Next Month Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Abu Ghraib Photos
U.S. Private Military Contractor Can Be Held Liable for Torture
March 18, 2014, Richmond, VA– A month before the 10-year anniversary of the Abu Ghraib torture photos, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel urged a federal appeals court to re-open a case brought by four Iraqi Abu Ghraib torture victims against private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. The men were subjected to electric shocks, sexual violence, forced nudity, broken bones, and deprivation of oxygen, food, and water. U.S. military investigators concluded that several CACI interrogators directed U.S. soldiers (who were later court martialed) to commit “sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses” of Abu Ghraib detainees in order to “soften” them up for interrogations.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.