Torturer Lawsuits: Some Good News
Torturers go on trial.
by Stephen Lendman
A previous article titled Good News and Bad said when something good surfaces, reporting it should follow. There's so precious little around.
Two lawsuits against private military contractors (PMCs) offer encouragement. Both were brought under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed them on behalf of tortured and abused plaintiffs.
They were held at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison. America mistreats everyone held there. It's official policy in all US torture prisons.
A confidential settlement resolved Al-Quraishi v. L-3 Services , Inc. CCR sued L-3 Services, Inc. (formerly Titan Corp.) and Adel Nakhla, it former employee.
It was brought on behalf of 72 Iraqi plaintiffs. They charged torture, war crimes, and other forms of abuse. On July 29, 2010, Judge Peter Messittee denied Defendants' motions to dismiss.