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  • Obama Blocks Release of Sexual Torture Pics

    Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos

    By Daniel Tencer
    Thursday, October 29th, 2009 -- 8:06 pm

    President Barack Obama received a great deal of media attention on Wednesday for signing a historic hate-crimes bill into law. But, on the same day, the US president also signed a Homeland Security spending bill that received far less attention, even though it effectively blocks efforts by activists to reveal photos of detainee abuse in US custody.

    "We are disappointed that the president has signed a law giving the Defense Department the authority to hide evidence of its own misconduct, and we hope the defense secretary will not take advantage of that authority by suppressing photos related to the abuse of prisoners," Jameel Jaffer, national security director for the ACLU, said in a statement....cont'd @ The


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