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Two cases against government contractors who allegedly tortured Iraqi detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison have made their way to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The cases follow a related suit that Susan Burke, a partner at Burke O’Neil in Philadelphia, filed on behalf of 246 former Abu Ghraib prisoners in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2004. The defendants in the Alexandria suits, national security information technology company CACI and two former employees, were originally sued in Ohio and Washington state, where they live, but the cases were moved to Virginia. Burke says her clients have not yet determined how much to request in damages. The suits say that the employees allegedly threatened prisoners, sexually assaulted them, committed war crimes, then conspired to cover up their actions. J. William Koegel Jr., a partner at Steptoe & Johnson representing CACI, declined to comment.

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