A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Reuters journalists freed from Abu Ghraib after months detention without charge

[JURIST] Two Iraqi journalists working for Reuters were among 509 prisoners released from US military custody Sunday. The journalists, one a correspondent and the other a cameraman, had been stationed in the Sunni-dominated insurgency stronghold of Ramadi, and were freed from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] prison after spending several months in detention there and at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq without being charged with a crime. At least three other international journalists remain in US custody in Iraq without charges, a fact which has prompted criticism from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) [press release] and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) [protest letter]. Reuters has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.