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The ACLU got a ruling requiring that all the Abu Ghraib pictures be released to the public. The government argued that releasing them would be contrary to the Geneva Conventions.

(Via Hullabaloo)

“It is indeed ironic that the government invoked the Geneva Conventions as a basis for withholding these photographs,” said Amrit Singh, a staff attorney at the ACLU. “Had the government genuinely adhered to its obligations under these Conventions, it could have prevented the widespread abuse of detainees held in its custody in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.”


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