This video from the United States is called Article 18 TORTURE! Bush Cheney Impeachment, Kucinich.
From Crooks and Liars in the USA:
Court Orders US To Release Detainee Abuse Pics
The ACLU has won a landmark ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which has slammed the Bush administration for using ridiculous arguments for withholding 21 graphic photos of detainee abuse which formed part of a FOIA request.
The government claimed that the public disclosure of such evidence would generate outrage and would violate U.S. obligations towards detainees under the Geneva Conventions because they would embarrass or humiliate the prisoners.
But the court ruled in the first instance that outrage (over abuse and torture, mind you, so it would be justified outrage) where no specific individual could be named as being at risk was too wide an exemption to grant. …
And in the second instance, the Court pointed to the way in which the US had published pictures photographs of dead, tortured and abused prisoners in Japanese and German prison and concentration camps after World War II.
“Yet the United States championed the use and dissemination of such photographs to hold perpetrators accountable,” the court said.
The ACLU’s attorney Amrit Singh told the AP that:
“These photographs depict abuse at locations other than Abu Ghraib,” she said of the 21 pictures that the court ordered for release. “Their release is to hold government accountable for torture policies and bring an end once and for all to the abuse of prisoners.”
See also here.
- Creator of Gitmo military tribunals says prison should never have been built… (dailymail.co.uk)
- Does It Matter if the Supreme Court has changed? (politicsofcivilliberties.wordpress.com)
- No To Comey (And To Torture) (dish.andrewsullivan.com)
- Obama Indefinitely Detains, Not Just at Gitmo (antiwar.com)
- Pardon Dick Cheney, and Pardon Bradley Manning (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Senate confirms deputy attorney general under Bush as new FBI chief (counterinformation.wordpress.com)