Court orders release of Pentagon prisoner abuse pics | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Court orders release of Pentagon prisoner abuse pics

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the Bush administration to hand over photos depicting abuse of prisoners held by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, handing the American Civil Liberties Union a victory in an ongoing public records lawsuit filed against the Pentagon.

"This is a resounding victory for the public’s right to hold the government accountable," ACLU staff attorney Amrit Singh, who argued before the court, said in a news release. "These photographs demonstrate that the abuse of prisoners held in U.S. custody abroad was not aberrational and not confined to Abu Ghraib, but the result of policies adopted by high-ranking officials. Their release is critical for bringing an end to the administration’s torture policies and for deterring further prisoner abuse."

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