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Scottish Census contract is aiding cover-up by Abu Ghraib firm

Posted by smeddum on October 8, 2008

*Press Release* Scottish Census contract is aiding cover-up by Abu Ghraib firm

SACC
Press Release from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
Wednesday 8 October

Human rights group Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) wrote yesterday to John Swinney, Holyrood’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, to add its voice to calls for the Scottish Government to cancel the Scottish Census contract awarded to CACI Ltd, a UK subsidiary of a company that provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jane Mayer “The Dark Side”

Posted by smeddum on July 29, 2008

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MoD to pay £3 million in compensation to Iraqi torture victims

Posted by smeddum on July 11, 2008

Mchael Evans, Defence Editor Times Online
The Ministry of Defence faces a series of huge compensation claims for alleged abuse by troops in Iraq after agreeing a settlement of £2.8 million over the death of a civilian in custody.

Lawyers acting for the father of Baha Musa, a 26-year-old Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after suffering 93 injuries at a detention centre in Basra in 2003, said that the deal would “give confidence” to others to come forward with mistreatment claims. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Britain wages war

Posted by smeddum on July 10, 2008

John Pilger New Statesman
Published 10 July 2008
The military has created a wall of silence around its frequent resort to barbaric practices, including torture, and goes out of its way to avoid legal scrutiny Read the rest of this entry »

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