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'Complete' Abu Ghraib photo archive published online

[JURIST] Almost 300 photographs and 19 videos showing abuse at Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] have been published by Salon.com [report and photo archive], in what Salon says is the entire archive of Army photographic materials related to abuse at the Iraqi prison. The photos published Tuesday date back to late 2003 and include a picture of a naked Iraqi prisoner with injuries allegedly caused by US military dogs. The web magazine said it obtained the archive of Army photos from "a military source who spent time at Abu Ghraib and who is familiar with the Army probe." An Army spokesman said the photos, most of which have been published previously, provide no new information about the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

Previously unpublished images from Abu Ghraib caused humanitarian groups to condemn the acts of abuse [JURIST report] when they were shown on Australian television [JURIST report; program transcript] in February. The Pentagon has criticized the release of new pictures, saying they could increase the danger to American soldiers. AP has more.

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