CCR filed suit under ATS provisions. Plaintiffs charged:
"torture; cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; war crimes; assault and battery; sexual assault and battery; intentional infliction of emotional distress; negligent hiring and supervision; and negligent infliction of emotional distress."
Other counts included "civil conspiracy," as well as aiding and abetting it. Plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages. They were subjected to:
"electric shocks; repeated brutal beatings; sleep deprivation; sensory deprivation; forced nudity; stress positions; sexual assault; mock executions; humiliation; hooding; isolated detention; and prolonged hanging from the limbs."
Plaintiffs are innocent Iraqi civilians. They were released uncharged. They still suffer from physical injuries and mental trauma. They demand redress.
Suhail Najim Abdullah Al Shimari was detained from 2003 until 2008. He endured electric shocks, food deprivation, threats by dogs, and nudity while "forced to engage in physical activities to the point of exhaustion."
Taha Yaseen Arraq Rashid was detained from 2003 until 2005. He was tortured, humiliated, deprived of oxygen, food, and water, tasered in the head, and severely beaten.
Broken limbs and vision loss resulted. Cuffed and shackled to cell bars, he was forcibly subjected to sexual acts by a female. He was also forced to witness a female prisoner's rape.
Sa'ad Hamza Hantoosh Al-Zuba'e was imprisoned from 2003 - 2004. He endured extremely hot and cold water, beating his genitals with a stick, and detaining him in a solitary cell under conditions of sensory deprivation for almost a full year.