Interrogation: Interrogation Abuses: Civil Liability

Fourth Circuit Reinstates Abu Ghraib Lawsuit

By Quinta Jurecic
Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:02 PM

In a decision handed down today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded a district court decision dimissing a tort suit against CACI Premier Technology Inc., a contractor at the Abu Ghraib prison; the district court had ruled that the suit presented a political question. The lawsuit, Al Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology et al., alleges that the company engaged in torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of the four plaintiffs during their imprisonment in Abu Ghraib. The decision is also available here.