Northern Virginia Contractor Pays $5.2M Abu Ghraib Settlement | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Northern Virginia Contractor Pays $5.2M Abu Ghraib Settlement

Play associated audio

A Virginia defense contractor accused of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has reached a settlement in the case, the Associated Press reports.

Defense contractor L-3 Services has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison and other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007.

The settlement in the case against L-3 Services, now a subsidiary of Engility Holdings Inc. of Chantilly, Va., marks the first successful effort by lawyers for former prisoners at the detention centers to collect money from a U.S. defense contractor. The former prisoners' lawsuits allege torture, including rape, beatings and guns aimed at the prisoners.

In 2006, L-3 provided more than 6,000 translators in Iraq under a $450 million dollar per year contract. Another contractor, Arlington-based CACI, is expected to go to trial over similar allegations this summer.

NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
WAMU 88.5

With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.