Iraqi alleges Abu Ghraib torture, files suit

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 8:25 EDT
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(AP) An Iraqi man who says he was tortured while detained at the Abu Ghraib prison is suing two U.S. military contractors.

Emad al-Janabi claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles that he was abused for 10 months beginning in September 2003 by employees of CACI International Inc. and L-3 Communications, formerly Titan Corp.

Al-Janabi says his jailers punched him, slammed him into walls, hung him from a bed frame and kept him naked and handcuffed in his cell. He claims contractors conspired to cover up the torture by destroying documents and other information.

Pictures of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib ignited international outrage.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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