Nearly 200 Pentagon photos show abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq


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The Pentagon has released 198 photographs on February 5 showing abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq by U.S. personnel.

Many of the photographs released by Pentagon show close-ups of cuts and bruises on the arms and legs of the prisoners.

According to Pentagon, the photographs came from investigations into 56 allegations of misconduct by U.S. personnel.

Pentagon also added that 14 of those allegations were sustained and led to disciplinary action against 65 U.S. service members, including life imprisonment.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International, said hundreds more photographs and documents pertaining abuse of prisoners in the two countries, remain withheld.

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Pentagon releases photos of abused detainees


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The Pentagon has released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in US facilities.

The Pentagon said the photos came from criminal investigations into 56 allegations of misconduct by US personnel. It said 14 of those allegations were substantiated and even led to life imprisonment.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit more than a decade ago for the photos, said the images were part of a larger collection of 2,000 mostly unreleased photographs tied to American detainees.
“The still-secret pictures are the best evidence of the serious abuses that took place in military detention centers,” said ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer in a statement.

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