DOD To Bar Detainee Interrogations By Contractors

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday rolled out a new rule barring contractor personnel from interrogating detainees in the department's custody, acting on a legislative move intended to regulate private military contractors in the wake of detainee torture and abuse scandals.

The interim rule prohibits any employee of a military contractor from questioning or otherwise collecting intelligence from individuals held in the DOD's control in connection with hostilities, according to a notice published in the Federal Register.

The ban also applies to contractors who provide...
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