Defense contractor claims immunity in Iraq torture

Eleven low-ranking U.S. soldiers have been convicted of breaking military laws by abusing detainees whose degrading treatment, including being held naked on leashes, was revealed in widely seen photographs, but no contractors have been charged in the scandal.

In a memorandum filed Wednesday seeking to delay the proceedings, CACI lawyers J. William Koegel Jr. and John F. O’Connor said they would file a motion to dismiss the case. CACI “will assert a defense of absolute official immunity” stemming from its role as a contractor performing government work, the lawyers wrote.  >>>>>

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