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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:34 PM
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Iraqi Journalist Jailed Over Homosexuality Story
CommentsSULAIMANIYAH, Iraq International media watchdog groups called Wednesday for the release of a freelance journalist jailed in northern Iraq for violating a public decency law by writing a story about homosexuality.

Adel Hussein was sentenced Nov. 24 to six months in jail by a court in Irbil, capital of the Kurdish-ruled region of northern Iraq, according to the Committee To Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.

Hussein also was ordered to pay a fine of about $106, the organizations said. He is being held at Mahata prison in Irbil, about 220 miles north of Baghdad.

"We are astonished to learn that a press case has been tried under the criminal code. What was the point of adopting _ and then liberalizing _ a press code in the Kurdistan region if people who contribute to the news media are still be tried under more repressive laws," Reporters Without Borders said in a statement.>more

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:23 PM
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1. K&R.
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 03:24 PM by David Zephyr
Thanks for posting this story here. K&R.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:33 PM
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2. Let freedom reign
kinda like let freedom ring, I suppose
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