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After rape victim used cell phone to call for help, KBR bans use of personal phones in Iraq.

By Ali Frick  

"After rape victim used cell phone to call for help, KBR bans use of personal phones in Iraq."

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This weekend, defense contracting giant KBR announced it would ban the use of personal cell phones by its employees in Iraq, citing no specific reason. Though KBR has not indicated the ban is related to the numerous allegations of rape by female KBR employees by their male coworkers, the ban could endanger future victims. Jamie Leigh Jones, the first victim to come forward publicly, explained that after she was gang-raped by coworkers and held in a shipping container for days, “she convinced a sympathetic guard to loan her a cell phone so she could call her father in Texas.”

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