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Judge orders Army to release photos, videos taken at Abu Ghraib

[JURIST] A federal judge Thursday ordered the US Army to release 144 photographs and four movies taken by an American soldier relating to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive]. The photographs, provided by Sgt. Joseph Darby [CBS News profile], set off the prisoner abuse scandal [ABC News report] in 2004 when he described them to his commander. The court order came in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the ACLU [press release]. The photographs were ordered to be released by June 30, in order to allow faces to be obscured. The court also gave the Army 10 days to estimate how long it would take to do the same with the four videos. Reuters has more.

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