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Lawyers seek screening process for civilian interrogators in Iraqi prisons

[JURIST] Lawyers representing eight Iraqis who are suing defense contractors that provided personnel for Iraqi prisons are seeking an injunction against one of the companies that would prevent it from using untrained interrogators. Attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a motion Tuesday requesting that CACI International Inc. be required to provide 16 weeks training for employees and to release information on employees to screen for those with violent histories.

In the recent US Army Fay report [PDF], three CACI employees were linked to the prison abuses and recommended gathering more information for possible criminal charges. CACI deployed 36 interrogators, with about a third lacking military interrogation training, according to the Fay report. The eight Iraqis have sued CACI and Titan Corp. alleging conspiracy to torture, rape and kill prisoners. CCR has a press release on the motion for an injunction. View the motion here [PDF]. AP has more.

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