Tuesday, January 10, 2006

U.S. troops seize Iraqi journalist and tapes

On January 8, 2006, U.S. troops broke into the home of Iraqi journalist Dr. Ali Fadhil, firing bullets into the bedroom where he was sleeping with his wife and children. Fadhil, who is working for UK's Guardian and Channel 4 on a story about misappropriation of tens of millions of dollars of Iraqi funds held by Americans and British, was hooded and taken for questioning, and released a few hours later. Video tapes made for his investigation were seized and have not been returned.

The troops told Fadhil they were looking for an Iraqi insurgent.

More at The Guardian.

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