Wednesday, April 16, 2008

US forces release Iraqi photographer after two years without charge

Ian Black, Middle East editor
The Guardian, Thursday April 17 2008

"US forces yesterday released an Iraqi photographer who had been held without charge for two years on suspicion of aiding insurgents in a case that highlighted the dangers facing the media in a war zone.

Bilal Hussein 36, who works for the Associated Press news agency, had been in US custody since being detained in Ramadi in April 2006. He was freed under an amnesty by the Iraqi government.

Hussein, smiling and apparently healthy, was handed over at a checkpoint in Baghdad and reunited with relatives.

"I have spent two years in prison though I was innocent," he said......"

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