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Chicago Federal Court Rejects Rumsfeld’s Attempt to Dismiss Torture Suit

Busted!From the Newswire: "CHICAGO, August 8, 2011 ― A federal appeals court today rejected former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s attempt to dismiss an anti-torture suit against him. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Federal Judge Wayne R. Anderson’s March 2010 decision to allow the suit over Rumsfeld’s orders which allegedly led to the 2006 torture of two military contractors, Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel, U.S. citizens who were working in Iraq. The Appeals Court is now the highest court to have upheld the right of citizens to pursue an anti-torture claim against a federal Cabinet-level official." Read more

Past Chicago Indymedia Coverage: Chicagoan Tortured and Imprisoned Without Charges by U.S. Forces in Baghdad | Court Allows Torture Suit Against Former Defense Sec't Rumsfeld

Other coverage: Interview on Current TV with Donald Vance | Part 2 of Vance Interview


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