US court revives lawsuit against Abu Ghraib security contractors

June 2014
Al Jazeera America

"A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against CACI International Inc that accused the defense contractor's employees of directing the torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia said a lower court judge had erred in concluding he lacked jurisdiction to hear claims by four Iraqi plaintiffs because the alleged incidents occurred in Iraq.

Monday's decision has the potential to expand legal liability for contractors who work with and undertake sensitive tasks on behalf of U.S. troops outside the country. ..."

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September 19, 2014