Torture in ‘new’ Iraq continues

The US military’s transfer of some 10,000 detainees to an Iraqi regime known to carry out systematic torture is a war crime that continues and deepens the atrocities of Abu Ghraib: here.

Detainees in Iraq Go from Frying Pan to Fire: here.

Britain: An Iraq war veteran has accused the government and military leaders of having “absolutely no idea” about what to do in the aftermath of the invasion: here.

War Criminal Tony Blair in Manhattan Sept. 14 to promote his new book and defend the illegal invasion of Iraq: here.

Independent auditors find Iraqi gov has billions in reserve. Meanwhile, most Iraqis don’t have clean water: here.

US ‘Non-Combat’ Mission in Iraq Looking an Awful Lot Like Combat: here.

2 thoughts on “Torture in ‘new’ Iraq continues

  1. U.S. views sought in Iraqi contractor torture case

    Posted Monday October 4, 2010 3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Article courtesy of Reuters

    By James Vicini

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. government for its views about a lawsuit claiming that employees of two defense contractors took part in the torture and abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

    A group of Iraqis appealed to the high court seeking to reinstate their lawsuit against CACI International Inc, which provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib, and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc’s Titan unit, which provided interpreters to the U.S. military.

    The lawsuit was filed in 2004 on behalf of the Iraqis who say they or their relatives had been tortured or mistreated while detained by the U.S. military at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. They said contractor employees participated in the abuse, a claim denied by the companies.

    A federal appeals court dismissed the lawsuit because the companies had immunity as government contractors. It also said the suit was pre-empted by U.S. national security and foreign policy law.

    In appealing to the Supreme Court, attorneys for the Iraqis argued that victims of torture may proceed with lawsuits against private parties, and that corporations can be held liable for torture under international law.

    But attorneys for CACI and L-3 opposed the appeal, said the appeals court’s rejection of the claims was correct, and argued that further review of the case by the Supreme Court was unwarranted.

    On the first day of its new term, the Supreme Court issued a brief order asking the Justice Department to file a brief in the case expressing the views of the U.S. government.

    (Editing by Will Dunham)


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