Threats Cancel Abu Ghraib Book Lecture

Lynndie England, the former Army reservist who became famous for posing in notorious Abu Ghraib photos, was prevented from speaking about her biography at the Library of Congress on Friday after the staff received threatening emails.

She was scheduled to discuss "Tortured: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs That Shocked the World" by Gary S. Winkler at a veterans forum.

David Moore, who organized the event, said he received several e-mails threatening violence.

"Free speech in America is pretty well dead," he told the Associated Press.

By Steven E. Levingston |  August 14, 2009; 6:05 PM ET
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