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Civil rights group calls for Abu Ghraib prisoner torture case to be reopened

Ten years after the Abu Ghraib scandal, a rights group Tuesday called for the reopening of a case against a US private military contractor that conducted interrogations at the Iraqi prison. US soldiers were implicated in the torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison when…

Hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants break free of Abu Ghraib in Iraq

By Kareem Raheem and Ziad al-Sinjary BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. The deadly raid on the high-security jail happened as Sunni Muslim…

Judge throws out Abu Ghraib detainees’ torture case citing jurisdiction

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – CACI International Inc has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of conspiring to torture detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, as the defense contractor benefited from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision over alleged human rights abuses on foreign soil. In…

Abu Ghraib remains scar on U.S. war efforts

He is now a schoolteacher, but Abu Mustafa admits he still sometimes has flashbacks to his 10 months in American custody at Iraq’s most infamous prison — Abu Ghraib. “I cannot forget, and I cannot describe, the hell that I lived,” said the 33-year-old father-of-two, who remains profoundly traumatised by…

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