New Abu Ghraib photo handed over by Pentagon under court order

[JURIST] A new photograph of detainees from Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Iraq was released by the ACLU Tuesday after having been turned over by the US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] pursuant to a federal court order directing compliance with a Freedom of Information Act [DOJ materials] request. The photo [ACLU image] displays two men in orange jumpsuits with their faces blocked to prevent identification.

The DOD, which late last month agreed to release more Abu Ghraib photos [JURIST report] when it dropped its appeal of the September 2005 court order [opinion text, PDF; JURIST report] by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, also authenticated 73 other photographs and three videotapes previously disclosed [JURIST report] by Salon magazine. The government has nonetheless told the court it is holding back another 29 photographs and two videos that involve treatment of detainees at an unspecified location. Reuters has more.



 

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