November 17th, 2009
01:55 PM ET

Pentagon bars release of photos allegedly showing detainee abuse

The Pentagon is blocking public release of photos apparently depicting abuse of suspected terrorists and foreign troops in U.S. custody, and urging the Supreme Court to dismiss a lower court ruling ordering the photos to be publicly disclosed, according to court documents.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified the high court late Friday that he was issuing an order to block the release.

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