Saturday, August 13, 2011
A U.S. court has ruled that two American contractors, who worked for a private security firm in Iraq, can sue Donald Rumsfeld over their alleged illegal imprisonment and torture. If proven guilty, the former Pentagon chief would be held personally accountable. While in Iraq, the two men made claims that their firm was engaged in corruption. It's believed that they were then detained for nine months at a military facility, before being released without explanation or charge. A lawsuit against Rumsfeld had been rejected by prosecutors until now. Lawyer and human rights activist Jennifer Harbury says other officials from the Bush administration should also be held accountable.
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