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Legal News
16 Aug 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] CACI International Inc. "CACI" [corporate website], a US military defense contractor, has filed suit against former detainees of Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] seeking legal expenses after a group of four plaintiffs filed lawsuits [CCR materials] against CACI in 2009, accusing the company of crimes against humanity, sexual assault, … [read more]

Legal News
9 Jan 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A military contractor that was accused in a lawsuit by former detainees of the Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] prison of conspiring to torture detainees has paid $5.28 million to detainees held at the prison and other US detention centers in Iraq. The detainees filed suit against two military … [read more]

Academic Commentary
1 Oct 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law argues that the US government's refusal to prosecute those responsible for torture is a hypocritical policy that violates both domestic and international law...During the Bush administration, untold numbers of men were subjected to torture and cruel treatment. Pursuant … [read more]

Academic Commentary
26 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School argues that Attorney General Eric Holder should have given some explanation for his decision to refrain from prosecuting any suspects after spending years investigating the Central Intelligence Agency's abuse of interrogation methods that led to the deaths of … [read more]

Legal News
13 May 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] A 14-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] ruled 12-2 [opinion, PDF] Friday that the earlier dismissal [JURIST report] of lawsuits against two Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] contractors on the grounds that they have immunity as government contractors was premature. … [read more]

Legal News
22 Sep 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday dismissed two cases filed by former Iraqi detainees who claimed they had been tortured by civilian contractors at the Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] near Baghdad. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to dismiss both cases, … [read more]

Legal News
7 Aug 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The convicted ringleader of abuses committed at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Baghdad was released Saturday after serving more than six-and-a-half years of his 10-year sentence. Army Spc. Charles Graner [JURIST news archive], who was being held at the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, was released … [read more]

Academic Commentary
8 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that all instances of torture must be investigated as violations of US and international law and a failure to do so will allow impunity for those who authorized these actions... President Barack Obama declared "nobody's above the law" … [read more]

Legal News
5 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Australia played a larger role than previously thought in the abuses of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Iraq, according to Australia Defense Force (ADF) [official website] documents obtained by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre [advocacy website] through freedom of information laws. The documents [text] … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday initiated a grand jury investigation into the torture and death of a detainee at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Baghdad. Manadel Al-Jamadi was captured [JURIST report] by US Navy SEALs on November 4, 2003 and held in … [read more]

Legal News
13 Nov 2005
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] CIA interrogators tried to cover up the death of a man who died while being questioned at Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] prison, according to a TIME magazine report [press release] published Sunday. The death of Manadel al-Jamadi [Wikipedia profile] was ruled a homicide in a US Department of … [read more]

Legal News
21 Mar 2005
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] An unnamed lieutenant in the US Navy special forces SEALs [official military website] begins his court-martial Monday on charges of assault, dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer stemming from the treatment of Iraqi prisoner Manadel al-Jamadi [Wikipedia profile], whose dead ice-packed body appeared in a number of … [read more]

Legal News
17 Feb 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] The Iraqi prisoner who died while in US custody at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST Hot Topic archive] and whose corpse was shown in photographs that emerged from the abuse scandal died in a position known as "Palestinian hanging" while under CIA interrogation, according to unspecified documents reviewed by … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jan 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] A five-day military court hearing for an unidentified Navy SEAL [official military website] lieutenant accused of abusing an Iraqi prisoner at Abu Ghraib [JURIST Hot Topic] prison has concluded. Prosecutors said actions by the lieutenant were "unacceptable by any standard," while the officer's lawyer argued nothing he did warranted … [read more]

Legal News
4 Jan 2005
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] A military hearing begins Tuesday at the San Diego Naval Base for a US Navy SEAL accused of punching an Iraqi prisoner and allowing personnel under his command to abuse the prisoner. Manadel al-Jamadi, a suspect in a Red Cross facility bombing, died in Abu Ghraib a short time … [read more]

Legal News
19 Nov 2004
by Jen Nolan

[JURIST] The US Navy has announced that on Monday an unnamed SEAL lieutenant will face an Article 32 hearing, the military equivalent of a grand jury, on charges that his abuse of an Iraqi prisoner lead to the prisoner's death. The prisoner, Manadel al-Jamadi, was captured and held at Abu … [read more]

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