Photos of US soldiers' alleged rape, sexual abuse in Iraq

New photos obtained by Press TV have revealed alleged sexual harassment and rape of Iraqi prisoners at US-run Abu Ghraib detention center by American soldiers.

The alleged pictures illustrate American soldiers raping and sexually harassing Iraqi detainees.

Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist from Washington, told Press TV that there is a lot of information about these photos.

"That is exactly what was taking place in Abu Ghraib and that information came to me from many many different sources some of whom actually stationed in Abu Ghraib at the time," according to Madsen.

Madsen added that the information that these photos being fake came from neoconservatives media.

To clarify the issue, Madsen said when some of these photos first surfaced in 2004 by the Boston Globe random, the paper was attacked immediately by known neoconservative propaganda.

He also ruled out some reports that the photos were from pornographic movies.

US president Barack Obama has been trying to block the release of some 2000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite his promise to make them available to the public.

The Pentagon rejected reports on the existence of such photographs.

Earlier on Thursday, Antonio Taguba, a retired US general who conducted an inquiry into the abuses at the US prison in Iraq, sent shockwaves around the world by explaining about the heinous pictures in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

"These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency," the British newspaper quoted Taguba as saying without releasing any of the images.

The daily had added that one of the pictures depicted a male American soldier apparently raping a female detainee, while the other showed a male translator raping a male prisoner.

Another photo showed how a female detainee was forced to disrobe and expose her breasts.

There were also photos that show US soldiers sexually assaulting the prisoners with objects like truncheons, wires and phosphorescent tubes.

Taguba noted that the gruesome nature of the photos was to such extent that he understood why Obama was trying to block them.

Press TV can not independently confirm the authenticity of the images.