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Human Rights First is set to release a report today charging that 98 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002. Thirty-four of the deaths were suspected or confirmed homicides. Also: Actors from a new film Road to Guantanamo were held and interrogated at UK airport.
In a recently unsealed court document, Bush administration lawyers argued “journalists can be prosecuted under current espionage laws for receiving and publishing classified information.” Secrecy expert Steven Aftergood said the Bush position “is one that characterizes authoritarian societies, not mature democracies.” Also: “Why We Need Leakers”