- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a defense contractor’s claims that it cannot be sued by alleged torture victims at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Arlington, Va.-based CACI (KA’-kee) had claimed it was immune from the lawsuit because it was only providing interrogators as the government required. The company also said the case implicates policy questions too sensitive for litigation.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee rejected those arguments in a ruling made public Thursday.

Four Abu Ghraib detainees _ who were later released without being charged _ sued CACI, alleging its interrogators were involved in torture and other crimes.

Eleven U.S. soldiers were convicted of breaking military laws in the Abu Ghraib scandal, but no contractors have yet faced charges.

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