Australia's SBS Dateline and Sydney Morning Herald will show and publish some of the Abu Gharib photos which have been until now supressed by the Bush Administration.

UPDATE:Several of the pictures have now been released. They are shown below the fold AND ARE DISTURBING - PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Thanks to limaike for pointing out the link.

Sydney Morning Herald story here.

Tonight the SBS Dateline program plans to broadcast about 60 previously unpublished photographs that the US Government has been fighting to keep secret in a court case with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Although a US judge last year granted the union access to the photographs following a freedom-of-information request, the US Administration has appealed against the decision on the grounds their release would fuel anti-American sentiment.

Some of the photos are similar to those published in 2004, others are different. They include photographs of six corpses, although the circumstances of their deaths are not clear. There are also pictures of what appear to be burns and wounds from shotgun pellets.

There are approximately sixty photos in total, six have been released at this point. UPDATE: THERE ARE SEVERAL MORE BELOW THE ORIGINAL ONES, THEY ARE EVEN MORE DISTURBING, PROCEED WITH CAUTION.


Originally posted to waitingtoderail on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 03:30 PM PST.

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