Second Circuit ordered the release of detainee prisoner photos

On September 22, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the US Department of Defense must release certain photographs of alleged detainee abuse committed by US soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other civil rights groups sought the release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but the government had claimed that the photos were exempt from disclosure.

Learn more about the FOIA litigation regarding the photos from the JURIST news archive.


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