August 13, 2004

Here's some good news to some:

This is good news. In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the ACLU and other civil liberties groups in June, a Manhattan federal juge has given the Government 2 weeks to release documents pertaining to the torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and other other detention centers, or establish an exemption under the Act.

The U.S. government has less than two weeks to start giving civil rights groups documents about the torture of prisoners held by U.S. forces at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and other facilities, a federal judge ordered Thursday. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein said prosecutors must start handing over certain papers identified by the American Civil Liberties Union by Aug. 23 unless they can show the documents cannot be found or they are subject to certain exemptions.

Here's what the ACLU is seeking:...MORE...

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