Secret hearing for AP photographer in Iraq

For those who think that the secret hearings are taking place just in Guántanimo, guess again. I just got back from the Committee to Protect Journalists website with news about an Associated Press Photographer who’s hearing is being held in secret.  Here is what is going on:

Committee to Protect Journalists

Secret hearing for AP photographer in Iraq

New York, December 10, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that the criminal hearing for an Associated Press photographer accused of collaborating with Iraqi insurgents is being held in secret.
On Sunday, an Iraqi court convened the first hearing in the case of AP photographer Bilal Hussein, who has been held by the U.S. military without charge for nearly 20 months. During the seven-hour hearing, Hussein was not charged with a crime, The Associated Press reported, however little more is known because Iraqi magistrate Dhia al-Kinani ordered that details of the hearing be kept secret. More…


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