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New Abu Ghraib Photos Underscore the Need for an Independent Investigation of Torture by U.S. Troops

For Immediate Release

In response to newly released images of abuse at Abu Ghraib shown on Australian television, Physicians for Human Rights renews its call for an independent investigation into torture by U.S. troops.

Physicians for Human Rights is party to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the New York Civil Liberties Union urging the Department of Defense to release photographs and videos depicting abuse at Abu Ghraib and other detention facilities. The lawsuit is now before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.

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