Torturer Lawsuits: Some Good News

by Steve Lendman on 25-11-2012

Two lawsuits against private military contractors (PMCs) offer encouragement. Both were brought under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed them on behalf of tortured and abused plaintiffs.


A ceasefire has entered into force and attacks on Gaza have stopped since yesterday, 21 November 2024, night. Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights is preparing a report with description of IOF attacks, and lists of their victims.


It is ironic indeed that the US is demanding that the practice of due-process-free indefinite detention be continued in Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries it invaded and then occupied while claiming it wanted to bring freedom and democracy there.


Give thanks that what is happening in Syria this year, Libya last year, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen in years before, continuing today, and planned to happen in Iran in the immediate future, cannot happen to you in America because Americans are not about to butcher their own, at least not yet.


Iraq is still being emptied of its brightest minds and it seems thereís no end in sight of the endless strings of killings of Iraqi intellectuals.

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The BRussells Tribunal is independent and wants to remain independent.


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