ANSWER Coalition files FOIA request…

ANSWER Coalition files FOIA request for prisoner evidence

From the press release

“The antiwar coalition A.N.S.W.E.R. today filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency seeking the release of photographs, video and other information pertaining to conditions of detention and interrogation by U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. The request was filed by attorneys Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo, of the Partnership for Civil Justice.

“We filed this request on behalf of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition because the government has a legal obligation not to conceal or cover-up criminal action that it has undertaken. The people of the United States have the right to learn the truth about U.S. military operations and the barbaric and criminal treatment of detainees in Iraq and elsewhere,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard. “The full release of the information will, we believe, reveal that torture and humiliation of prisoners is not aberrational but rather is an institutionalized mechanism of occupation and conquest.”