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Friday, February 17, 2006

Invasion of Privacy???

New inquiry urged over Abu Ghraib

Full article can be found at:

US civil liberties groups have called for an inquiry into treatment of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib after new images of apparent abuse were shown.

Campaigners say they hope publishing the new images will spur government action against senior officials responsible for policy at the jail.


Australian TV on Wednesday aired previously unseen images of apparent prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in 2003.

The images on SBS TV are thought to be from the same source as those that caused an outcry around the world.

The new images show "homicide, torture and sexual humiliation", SBS said.


The BBC's James Coomarasamy in Washington says it seems there is little political or indeed public appetite for a painful wound to be reopened, and the images are getting less prominence in the US media than elsewhere.

A US state department legal adviser said the government felt it was better for the photos not to be released.

John Bellinger said this was "not because there was anything to hide" - but rather "because we felt it was an invasion of the privacy of the people in the pictures"……


My Comments:

I just cannot believe that John Bellinger thinks this is an acceptable explanation!

posted by summersun70 at 1:57 AM


Blogger Gary said...

Europe: U.S. may not exchange information

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