The Obama administration announced it will finally release photos of abuse in U.S.-run prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Last September, a federal appeals court ruled images of abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib must be made available to the public, but the government has since failed to actually release them or other abuse photos.
The news comes on the heels of the release the Office of Legal Counsel’s controversial torture memos.
The Times reported the new release “will make public for the first time photos obtained in military investigations at facilities other than the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Forty-four photos that the American Civil Liberties Union was seeking in a court case, plus a ‘substantial number’ of other images, will be released by May 28.”
The Reporters Committee filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the ACLU’s lawsuit over the photos of abuse at Abu Ghraib.