December 10, 2007

Halliburton/KBR Gang-Rape Cover-up

ABC News is reporting about the gang-rape cover-up of a woman who worked for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad two years ago, by fellow employees. According to the article, she was repeatedly raped, threatened about her job, and then held prisoner in a shipping container for 24 hours before a sympathetic guard allowed her to call her father and report what happened.

The U.S. justice department, state department, Halliburton, and KBR seem to be doing whatever they can to forget the incident. Two years later, the case has not proceeded through the justice system because of the loophole that allows private government contractors exemption from prosecution for things they do in Iraq. KBR claims any legal action must take place through private arbitration, which would make it so no transcript or liability becomes public. Jamie Leigh Jones will be speaking with news agencies, including 20/20, in an attempt to get word out on what happened.

Posted by josuah at December 10, 2007 7:49 PM UTC+00:00

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