...The lawsuit was brought by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in 2008 on behalf of three former Abu Ghraib detainees, all Iraqis, who contend they were wrongly imprisoned and tortured in 2003-2004. They were eventually released without any criminal charge filed against them.
A U.S. Army investigation referred to the shocking treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib, near Baghdad, as “sadistic, blatant, and wanton.” Several low-level military officers were court-martialed for their roles in the torture, but CACI has gone unpunished, according to the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Judge Brinkema’s “ruling has cleared the way, almost 20 years hence, for our clients to tell their story in open court,” said Center for Constitutional Rights legal director Baher Azmy...
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