Tuesday, February 14, 2006

*New* Abu Ghraib photos on Australian TV

Australia's SBS will be airing several of the remaining Abu Ghraib photos tonight (tomorrow, our time). The Sydney Morning Herald will also publish the photos. Thanks to 'whatingtoderail' over at dailykos.com for the tip. Here's the SBS blurb: Abu Ghraib- New Horrors Revealed
Tonight SBS DATELINE presents a world exclusive – the release of new photographs from Abu Ghraib in Iraq showing new horrific abuses committed there. These images have never been previously shown to the public.

Taken at the same time as the notorious photographs from Abu Ghraib, which were leaked in 2004, these images reveal further widespread abuse including new incidents of homicide, torture and sexual humiliation. The extent of the abuse shown in the photos suggests that the torture and abuse that occurred at Abu Ghraib in 2004 is much worse than is currently understood.

These photographs are currently the subject of a legal battle in the United States where the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been granted access to the photographs under Freedom of Information provisions, however the US government is currently appealing the decision.

When the original Abu Ghraib photographs were leaked to the press, members of Congress were given a private viewing of photographs including the images which appear in this DATELINE program. They were shocked by what these extra images revealed of the full horror of the abuses taking place at Abu Ghraib.


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