Category Archives: Torture

Abu Ghraib’s Latest Chapter

A defence contractor whose subsidiary was accused of conspiring to torture Abu Ghraib prisoners has settled with former inmates for $5m (£3m).
US firm Engility Holdings paid 71 people held at Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, and other US-run prisons, on behalf of L-3 Services, according to a legal filing found by the Associated Press.
L-3 provided translators to the US military in post-war Iraq.
Images of abuse at Abu Ghraib in 2004 sparked international outage.
Another contractor which provided interrogators to the US military, CACI, is expected to go to trial over similar allegations.
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“He’s singing a different tune now.”

Today, President Obama nominated CIA retiree and current deputy national security advisor John Brennan (standing to Obama’s left in the White House photo, above) to head the CIA. What does the CIA’s former chief torturer, Jose Rodriguez, have to say … Continue reading

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