Tortured Abu Ghraib inmates receive $5M settlement for their ordeal1/9/2013
The Abu Ghraib prison will be forever linked with haunting images of hooded inmates being stacked into human pyramids or being taunted by soldier Lynndie England. Seventy-one of the inmates held at the Iraqi detention center and other U.S.-run prisons have been awarded a $5M settlement, stemming from the torture that they endured at the hands of defense contractor L-3 Services. The U.S. government is "immune from lawsuits stemming from combatant activities of the military in time of war," but contractors like L-3 can still face legal action — at least for now. "This litigation attempts to close that gap in accountability and give back some of [the contractors'] extravagant profits to individuals they harmed," an attorney for the detainees said. [Source]
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