Friday, August 22, 2008

Investigations: Torture Survivors, Families Expected to Launch Tidal Wave of Lawsuits

Get ready for a tidal wave of lawsuits from Gitmo detainees and families of those killed in U.S. detention facilities, say legal experts cited in this item from the Washington Independent, accompanied by a rather striking graphic. Back in 2006, the non-profit Detainee Abuse and Accountability Project documented 330 cases in which “U.S. military and civilian personnel are credibly alleged to have abused or killed detainees” in detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and Afghanistan.

TAGS: torture, Guantanamo, civil rights, lawsuit, 9/11, investigations

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