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Appellate Court Reinstates Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit Against Private Military Contractor


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Appellate Court Reinstates Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuit Against Private Military Contractor

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

RICHMOND, Va. - Today, a panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit against private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) for the corporation’s role in torture and other inhumane treatment at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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Berkeley Torture Architect John Yoo Belongs in Prison, Not Mentoring the Next Generation of Lawyers and Judges.

The University of California fawns over law school professor John Yoo, whose lawless detention policy resulted in the torture and death of scores of illegally held prisoners suffering the U.S. war of terror on the Middle East. Yoo authorized waterboarding and other ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ applied to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S.-funded torture sites around the globe.

For years Berkeley Law administrators feigned helplessness to respond to charges of ethical misconduct against professor Yoo. That academic hand-wringing has been supplanted by promotion of the un-constitutional construct of ‘unitary executive theory’, advanced in defense of imperial warfare.

Indict John Yoo for War Crimes
Saturday October 29, 1:00 pm
Boalt Hall, Room 105

"The acts of torture that John Yoo and other Bush administration officials so proudly defend are nothing less than war crimes that, in the absence of accountability, continue to undermine the United States' claim to respect the rule of law," says Physicians for Human Rights adviser Vincent Iacopino.

Culpability for the legacy of ruined lives and damaged minds at the hands of CIA interrogators extends to apologists for what California Law Review calls "flawed and eccentric historical theory [that] came to underpin the government's conduct of war and foreign policy.”

UC torture advocates face resistance from students and parents, alumni and a few faculty members disparage, and communities at large attempt to legislate remedy. It is our responsibility to call out criminals and enablers alike.

Our mission, in concert with people of conscience across the country, is to prosecute key officials for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Contact World Can't Wait to tell us how you want to help: sf@worldcantwait.net