ACLU's Singh: Detainee Abuse Photos Are 'Critical' To Informing Public

The American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who has been pushing the Obama administration to release more photos of detainee abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere tells All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block that if the government can keep such evidence then it can "withhold all kinds of records depicting the worst kinds of human rights abuses." The public, Amrit Singh says, should be able to "draw its own conclusions" about what happened based on all the available evidence, including the photos.

Here's part of Melissa's conversation with Singh:



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Correction at 6 p.m. ET: Earlier, we wrote that the ACLU had only pushed for release of more photos of abuse that took place at the Abu Ghraib prison. The post has been updated to make clear that the ACLU is seeking photos of detainee abuse from more places than that.



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