Lawsuits Target Military Prisons: Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo spur civil rights fears
Graphic descriptions of abuse in U.S. military prisons around the world -- and questions about civil rights, national security and presidential privilege -- have prompted a growing number of lawsuits against the government and the Bush administration. In the Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York, the ACLU, CCR, Physicians for Human Rights, Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans for Peace filed suit in June 2004 demanding the release of information on military prisoner treatment. In mid-December, the government began providing that information, which the ACLU says shows abuse of prisoners to be systematic, not an aberration.
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