U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff has ordered the Defense Department to release the identities of detainees who claim they were abused by U.S. Military personnel while being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The decision in the lawsuit, filed by the Associated Press, is the latest ruling going against the government. The government has attempted to protect the identities of the detainees claiming that the detainees privacy rights would be violated. The Court held that the public interest in learning about the treatment of the detainees outweighed any privacy interests the detainees have. An appeal of this decision is likely.