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.



 

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