Truth to Power

Not even laughable

The US government refuses to turn over photos of detainee abuse because…

it would violate the Geneva Conventions.

Now lets get this straight. The Geneva Conventions don’t apply when we want to stick electrical wires to a guys willy, but furnishing pictures of it would? This is insane.

Through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the ACLU and the New York Civil Liberties Union have sought the release of photographs and videotapes, in addition to documents, that would shed light on the systemic abuse of detainees held by the United States overseas. The Defense Department has refused to turn over photographic evidence, stating that to do so would violate the government’s obligations under the Geneva Conventions.

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