Obama attempts to block release of ‘torture’ photos

President Barack Obama is attempting to block the release of up to 2,000 photographs of alleged abuse at American prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Barack Obama is attempting to block the release of up to 2,000 photographs of alleged prisoner abuse
Barack Obama is attempting to block the release of up to 2,000 photographs of alleged prisoner abuse Photo: AP

Just weeks after announcing he would make the images public, administration officials said the president had told his legal advisers that releasing the photos would endanger troops.

The change of heart is thought to have come after senior military officials gave warning the release could cause a backlash against troops.

Read the rest from The Telegraph (UK):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/n
orthamerica/usa/barackobama/5320175/Ob
ama-attempts-to-block-release-of-torture-photos.html

Related:
Obama Backs Off Promise to Release Abuse Photos

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