L-3 Services Sued for Involvement in Detainee Abuse
New financial statements from Engility Holdings of Chantilly, VA, reveal that the company’s subsidiary, L-3 services, has paid out $5 million related to its role in the abuse of Iraqi detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
L-3 was one of two contractors sued for their roles in the torture of detainees. The other company, CACI, still has a case pending that is expected to go to trial over the summer.
“Private military contractors played a serious but often under-reported role in the worst abuses at Abu Ghraib,” noted Baher Azmy, the legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, who served as a lawyer for the 71 detainees. He confirmed the payout.
The federal appeals court essentially saved the two lawsuits last year in May, throwing out arguments that the cases should be dismissed in deference to the executive branch’s decisions to torture detainees during a war.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Five Democrats Who Could Block Iran Bill - August 28th, 2015
- Study: 60,000 West Bank Settlers Are Americans - August 28th, 2015
- Syrian al-Qaeda Seizes Parts of Idlib Airbase in New Offensive - August 28th, 2015
- Canadian Warplanes Accused of Killing Iraqi Civilians - August 28th, 2015
- Saudi Airstrikes Kill at Least 10, Mostly Civilians, in Yemen - August 28th, 2015