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Iraq / Saddam Prison Photos #790657

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The pictures of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from his prison featured; several photos in newspapers shown; details given about the likely time frame for the pictures & the likelihood a member of the US military sold these photographs; diagram shown of Saddam's prison cell near the Baghdad airport; statement from the Defense Department about the photos quoted. [Human Rights Watch Marc GARLASCO†- says it's classified information.] [President BUSH - says the photos will not inspire attacks.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Announcement from Al Jazeera that it will not air the photos of Saddam noted.

(Baghdad: Nick Watt) The response of Iraqis to the images of Saddam shown on the Al Arabiya channel examined; scenes shown of Iraqis offering their views of Saddam.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Statement from Saddam's lawyers that they intend to file a lawsuit against the newspapers that published the pictures noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Raddatz, Martha;
Watt, Nick

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