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Federal judge orders release of thousands of torture photos

New York - A federal judge has ordered the release of nearly 2,100 photos showing the torture and other abuse of detainees, many of them innocent, imprisoned by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan during the George W. Bush administration's 'war on terror.'

Op-Ed: AdSense rips ads from antiwar site because of Abu Ghraib photos

Mountain View - The antiwar site, antiwar.com, has been informed by Google Adsense that all ads on its website have been disabled. The site claims that this is because it has a page that has photos of the abuse by US troops at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Homan Square, CIA-style 'black site,' uncovered in Chicago

Chicago - A report published by the UK's Guardian uncovers a secret facility called Homan Square, run by the Chicago Police Department. At the facility, police employ methods that reflect the abuses at the overseas detention facilities of the war on terror.

10 years after Abu Ghraib, no justice for torturers, tortured

"You can't spell abuse without Abu," said one US Army medic to another, Sgt. Andrew Duffy, after throwing a seriously injured and handcuffed Iraqi prison to the ground, face-first, upon his arrival at Abu Ghraib.

Abu Ghraib torture victims sued by their torturers

A US defense contractor whose employees tortured Iraqi detainees in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison is suing four of its victims following a federal judge's dismissal of their torture lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds.

Iraqis awarded $5 million for Abu Ghraib torture

A US contractor whose employees tortured Iraqi detainees at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad has agreed to pay more than $5 million to 71 former inmates.

WikiLeaks releases Pentagon prison 'Detainee Policies'

Dubbed the "Detainee Policies", WikiLeaks has released over 100 classified documents which detail the Department of Defense procedures for running infamous prisons, including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and European US Army Prison facilities.

Inmates riot at infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

In an effort to overpower guards, Abu Ghraib prisoners set fire to mattresses during a riot Thursday night. Reports indicate that three guards and three inmates were injured.

Abu Ghraib Guards: Justice Dept. Memos Show We Were Scapegoats

Prison guards who were called “bad apples” for abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq are blaming the Bush administration for making them “scapegoats” for policies approved at high levels.

At least 33 dead in Abu Ghraib Bombing

At least 33 people are believed to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack that targeted tribal leader at a national reconciliation conference in Iraq. Civilians and journalist are among the dead and wounded.

Abu Ghraib to Reopen After Getting a New Name and Makeover

Abu Ghraib, the infamous prison with heavily fortified walls and watchtowers that came to represent abuse and sexual humiliation of prisoners by American soldiers after photos revealed its darkest secrets is scheduled to reopen in mid-February.

Charges Against US Army Officer Cleared In Regards To Abu Ghraib

United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jordan has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Abu Ghraib scandal. He was the only United States army officer charged over the abuse scandal.

Artist Fernando Botero Turns His Attention to Abu Ghraib

Columbian artist Fernando Botero is well-known for his corpulent figures in sculpture and painting, with porcine females and fleshy males expressionlessly staring outward. What happens when he incorporates this distinct style to his Abu Ghraib series?

Academic Researcher: Abu Ghraib Torture Was Ordered By Top Ranking US Officials

An academic at Indiana State University has published a peer reviewed article in an international journal, claiming that the torture in Abu Ghraib has't been episodic but systemic and intentional. He attributes it to instructions by top officials.

US Army Investigating New Iraq Torture Allegations

Alleged former Abu Ghraib guard discussed gang rape of 15 year old girl in YouTube video.
 

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US Army Sgt. Charles Graner beats Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
US Army Sgt. Charles Graner beats Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
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Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
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This photo of a hooded Abu Ghraib detainee has become an iconic image of American brutality in the W...
This photo of a hooded Abu Ghraib detainee has become an iconic image of American brutality in the War on Terror.
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US Army Sgt. Michael J. Smith tortures an Iraqi detainee with a dog at Abu Ghraib.
US Army Sgt. Michael J. Smith tortures an Iraqi detainee with a dog at Abu Ghraib.
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US soldier Sabrina Harman poses with the body of an Iraqi killed in US custody at Abu Ghraib.
US soldier Sabrina Harman poses with the body of an Iraqi killed in US custody at Abu Ghraib.
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