Australia's public broadcaster says it plans to broadcast unpublished photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners at Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

The images are said to be from the same time period as photos released in 2004 that sparked widespread criticism of U.S. detention conditions.

Australia's government-funded Special Broadcasting Station (S.B.S.) says it plans to air the photos on a program on Wednesday. The station said the images "reveal further widespread abuse including new incidents of homicide, torture and sexual humiliation."

The photographs are also at the center of an ongoing legal battle between the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. government. A federal judge had granted the ACLU access to the photos last year, but the government has appealed the decision.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.