July 1, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia erred in concluding that it lacked jurisdiction over a case of alleged torture in the Abu Ghraib prison because the alleged abuses occurred in Iraq. The case was brought in ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Iraqi Justice Ministry on Tuesday temporarily closed Abu Ghraib prison due to security concerns. Reports indicate that Iraqi authorities are concerned about the growing power of a Sunni-backed insurgency within the Anbar province, in close proximity to the prison grounds. A government official ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
CACI International Inc. "CACI", a US military defense contractor, has filed suit against former detainees of Abu Ghraib seeking legal expenses after a group of four plaintiffs filed lawsuits against CACI in 2009, accusing the company of crimes against humanity, sexual assault, torture and other ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
A military contractor that was accused in a lawsuit by former detainees of the Abu Ghraib 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 defense contractors in ...[read more]
August 26, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 26, 2006, US officials finished moving Abu Ghraib's remaining prisoners to other US-run detention centers. The US had been under pressure to close the prison in Iraq after photos of US troops abusing prisoners surfaced in April 2004. After the release of the initial photos, more evidence ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Keith Herting
A 14-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 12-2 Friday that the earlier dismissal of lawsuits against two Abu Ghraib contractors on the grounds that they have immunity as government contractors was premature. The court sent the cases against CACI International Inc. ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 11, 2004, the US military announced that the courts-martial of Sgt. Javal Davis, Spc. Sabrina Harman and Spc. Charles Graner, would be transferred from Baghdad to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. No official reason for moving the court martial was given. All three soldiers faced charges ...[read more]
September 22, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed two cases filed by former Iraqi detainees who claimed they had been tortured by civilian contractors at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to dismiss both cases, filed against contractors CACI ...[read more]
August 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 28, 2007, US Army Lt. Col. Steven Jordan was acquitted by a military jury of failing to control soldiers under his command who abused detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Although Jordan had originally been charged with seven violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he was ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The convicted ringleader of abuses committed at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad was released Saturday after serving more than six-and-a-half years of his 10-year sentence. Army Spc. Charles Graner, who was being held at the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, was released early as a result ...[read more]

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