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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Torture Lawsuit Against CACI

HeadlineOct 24, 2016

A U.S. federal court has ruled that no one—not even the president of the United States—has the power to declare torture legal. Friday’s unanimous ruling by a panel of judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates a lawsuit against the military contractor CACI. The suit charges CACI directed and participated in torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2004, where it was hired by the U.S. to provide interrogation services. Four Iraqi men say they were subjected to extreme temperatures, electric shocks, broken bones, death threats and sexual abuse.

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