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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:02 PM

Ex-Abu Ghraib inmates get $5m settlement from US firm

Source: BBC

A defence contractor whose subsidiary was accused of conspiring to torture Abu Ghraib prisoners has settled with former inmates for $5m (3m).

US firm Engility Holdings paid 71 people held at Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, and other US-run prisons, on behalf of L-3 Services, according to a legal filing found by the Associated Press.

L-3 provided translators to the US military in post-war Iraq.

Images of abuse at Abu Ghraib in 2004 sparked international outage.

Another contractor which provided interrogators to the US military, CACI, is expected to go to trial over similar allegations.

The US government is immune from lawsuits stemming from combat actions by the military in time of war, but courts are still establishing whether independent firms operating in war zones should have the same legal immunity.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20953889



This, I guess, is one of the downsides of outsourcing war and terror. It's too bad that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co can't be held accountable as well.

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Reply Ex-Abu Ghraib inmates get $5m settlement from US firm (Original post)
Justin_Beach Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Justin_Beach (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:13 PM

1. Bush and Cheney should foot the bill

Rumsfeld can chip in.

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Response to Justin_Beach (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:25 PM

2. Settlement? Settlement? Sounds Like Wall Street Criminals... Settle for no Criminality!

Disgusting!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:05 PM

3. I agree KoKo. Small price to pay for war crimes. nm

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:07 PM

4. It is disgusting but ...

I imagine that for Iraqi ex-prisoners - if they had to choose between cash and the guilty going to jail, they'd take the cash. Guessing they (and their families) have some expenses to deal with.

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