When do we hold “W” Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Condi Rice and AG Gonzales and John Yoo … accountable … and don’t forget the Generals who ordered and approved of this torture … and Congre$$ …
Federal Appeals Court Permits Suits Against Private Military Contractors for Torture and War Crimes at Abu Ghraib to Proceed
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Mon, 05/14/2012 – 12:52pm. …http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13496
Lower courts to hear Iraqi civilians’ claims of beatings, forced nudity, broken bones, and rape at hands of corporate defendants.
Richmond, VA – Today, a federal appellate court dismissed the appeals of two private military contractors who had argued they were immune from litigation when they engage in torture. The corporate defendants, CACI and L-3, have argued that they should receive the same protections as the United States government and that, therefore, any of their wartime activities – including torture – are similarly beyond review of the courts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, sitting en banc, remanded the cases to the district courts that had previously rejected the corporations’ novel claims of immunity, in order to allow fact-finding to proceed. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is co-counsel on the cases, which were filed in 2008.
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