Gates blocks abuse photos release
The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has blocked the publication of further images of US soldiers abusing foreign detainees, BBC reported.
The US administration filed a request with the Supreme Court late on Friday preventing the release of the photos.
The order refers to some 40 images, including some of prisoners being abused in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Last month, Congress gave Mr Gates new powers to prevent their release under a law signed by the US president.
A Pentagon spokesman said that the order covers images related to investigations into allegations of abuse carried out outside the US between 11 September 2001 and 22 January 2009.