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US to Release Photos of Claimed Overseas Prison Abuse

Posted Apr 24, 2009 9:24 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Obama administration has decided to release photos of claimed prisoner abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dozens of photos, including 44 sought by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit, will be released on May 28, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Some photos show detainees being threatened at gunpoint, but the images are not as shocking as those taken at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the story says.

The United States reached an agreement with the ACLU to release the photos after the New York City-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused in March to reconsider a decision requiring disclosure, according to an ACLU press release.

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