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Registration date : 2007-11-02
|Subject: The Bush Administration, subcontractors ,the war in Iraq Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:17 am|| |
A woman testified before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday,
charging that she was drugged and brutally raped by co-workers
at a contracting firm in Iraq two years ago. After the attack
she says she was held by her employer, contractor KBR, under armed
guard without access to food, water or a phone, to prevent her
from reporting the attack.
Jamie Leigh Jones, now 23, is suing her former employer, Halliburton
Co., and its former subsidiary KBR, for compensatory and punitive
damages in federal court in Houston, Texas. She also says that
other women have come forward with reports of sexual harassment
and assault while employed in Iraq by KBR.
The Department of Justice refused to send a representative
Wednesday to answer questions from the House Judiciary Subcommittee
on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and to date no charges
have been filed in the case. Justice officials claim that they
decided not to testify so as not to compromise any ongoing investigation.