Do you live in Edinburgh or Lewis and remember the horrors of Abu Ghraib? According to Indymedia Scotland the UK subsidiary of a company that provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq will be running the next Scottish census. In a new twist to the idea of ‘bringing the war back home’ Richard at Indymedia writes: “The company – CACI – will be involved in an official census rehearsal being held at the end of March in the west of Edinburgh and in Lewis and Harris. CACI International is a US-based defence contractor. From August 2003 until the early autumn of 2005 it was contracted to provide “interrogation services” for the US Army at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. While CACI staff were employed as interrogators at Abu Ghraib, prisoners were humiliated and tortured there by US military police. CACI denies any responsibility for the abuse that was photographed and denies some other allegations of abuse. But it is trying to block lawsuits brought against it by former Abu Ghraib prisoners by claiming “official immunity.”
We agree that “It isn’t too late for the Scottish Government to cancel the contract. It must do so immediately.” More here.