The photos America doesn't want seen:
By Matthew Moore
02/14/06 "SMH" -- -- MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi
citizens tortured by US soldiers at the notorious Abu Ghraib
prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.
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previously unpublished photographs that the US Government has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
The executive producer of Dateline, Mike Carey, said he was
showing the pictures leaked to his program because it was
important people understood what had happened at Abu Ghraib.
Seven US guards were jailed following publication of the first
batch of Abu Ghraib photographs in April 2004.
Mr Carey said he could not explain why the photographs had not
yet been published, as he thought it was likely that some
journalists had them.
"It think it's strange, maybe they think its more of the same."
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