Thursday, February 11, 2010

U.S. Military Releases Reuters Photog From Custody in Iraq

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After being detained without charges since September 2008, by U.S. and Iraqi military personnel, freelance photographer and tv cameraperson Ibrahim Jassam Mohammed has been freed.

Mohammed was working for Reuters when he was arrested and initially held at a prison camp on the border of Iraq and Kuwait, and later transferred to a detention center near Baghdad Airport, according to Editor & Publisher. The military has yet to respond either to why Mohammed was imprisoned or the basis for his being released.

Our troops remain in Iraq so that Iraqis can experience the freedoms that Americans have, though, apparently, we're reluctant to share freedom of the press and freedom from illegal search and seizure.

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