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2010-10-26 05:05:00

The United States says it is defending its record probing civilian deaths and abuse in Iraq after leaked secret documents depicting graphic disclosures triggered concern from around the world. Four hundred thousand leaked documents were released by WikiLeaks which detail widespread torture of Iraqi prisoners and claim to show 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously disclosed. The US argues that the documents do not show military abuse of civilians and prisoners by the US military....

2010-07-30 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 72 Iraqi citizens who allege they were tortured while imprisoned at detention facilities across Iraq can continue with their lawsuit against military contractor L-3 Services, Inc. and a former employee, a federal judge in Maryland ruled Thursday. In a 92-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte denied the defendants' motions to dismiss the Iraqis' federal and state court claims. He wrote, "On the facts alleged, Defendants'...

2009-09-01 13:38:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The former Army senior psychologist who was deployed to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay to improve the operations involving interrogation of detainees said the newest decision by the Obama administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA techniques may not be helpful to the intelligence community. "To reopen cases that were adjudicated as legal may be harmful to the mission and morale of the intelligence community," said Col. (Ret.)...

2009-08-25 13:00:00

TROY, Mich., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A decorated U.S. Soldier, from the State of Texas, filed suit today in U.S. Federal Court in Washington DC against a British Contractor for injuries sustained during a reckless shooting incident in Iraq. Former U.S. Army Sergeant Kadim Alkanani is suing London-based Aegis Defence Services Limited, for an incident on June 3, 2005, in which Aegis contractor's opened fire without warning on Sergeant Alkanani's unit moments after they had passed through a...

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2009-07-24 09:09:29

U.S. film star and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visited displaced families in Iraq Thursday, the U.N. Refugee Agency confirmed. People.com said the trip was Jolie's third to the war-torn region. The Oscar-winning actress and mother of six children spent Thursday with four families, who are displaced from the district of Abu Ghraib and who complained they can't afford to pay for various medical expenses and their children can't go to school. It takes a lot of strength for...

2009-03-19 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Virginia federal court ruled Wednesday that four former Abu Ghraib detainees who were tortured and later released without charge can sue U.S. military contractor CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CAI), according to their U.S. legal team. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, of Alexandria, Va., denied CACI's motion to dismiss the detainees' claims which allege multiple violations of U.S. law, including torture, war crimes and civil conspiracy....

2009-02-18 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading experts, including a former FBI director, an Army general who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, and a former Under Secretary of State, today called upon President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission to fully investigate and examine the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The commission's proposed mandate would allow it to identify detainee policy failures and...

2008-09-21 21:00:18

By Colin Dabkowski The best theater is not supposed to be comfortable. Like any art aimed at creating change or awareness, a play with serious guts will not only confront your perceptions but also challenge them to the breaking point. So it is with the three relentless monologues in Judith Thompson's masterfully written "Palace of the End," which opened Thursday night at the Subversive Theatre Collective's new space in the Great Arrow Building. Thompsons's three characters are closely...

2008-07-28 09:00:36

By Brian Murphy and Pauline Jelinek Associated Press BAGHDAD -- In the flatlands north of Baghdad sits a prison with no prisoners. It holds something else: a chronicle of U.S. government waste, misguided planning and construction shortcuts costing $40 million and stretching back to the American overseers who replaced Saddam Hussein. "It's a bit of a monument in the desert right now because it's not going to be used as a prison," said Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq...

2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Dan Webster, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--In a class that I taught at Gonzaga University a few years ago, the subject of Abu Ghraib prison came up. The discussion was appropriate. It was a media criticism course -- a rich topic if ever there was one since the dust of 9/11 began to settle -- and the famous photos of what went on in Abu Ghraib had just recently been published. You know the photos I mean -- the ones depicting a number of Iraqi prisoners being subjected...


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