Judge orders US to release Iraq prison records

US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ordered the US government Wednesday to release records about the treatment of prisoners in Iraq.

Judge Hellerstein, in stating that "no one is above the law," gave the government 30 days to comply with the order after he questioned its slow response to the ACLU's FOIA request for the documents filed October 2003. Judge Hellerstein's order is online here [PDF]. The ACLU has a website dedicated to the FOIA request for Iraq prison records here. AP has more.

 

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