US troops seize award-winning Iraqi journalist

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Tuesday, January 10, 2006 | Published in

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US troops seize award-winning Iraqi journalist

American troops in Baghdad yesterday blasted their way into the home of an Iraqi journalist working for the Guardian and Channel 4, firing bullets into the bedroom where he was sleeping with his wife and children.

Ali Fadhil, who two months ago won the Foreign Press Association young journalist of the year award, was hooded and taken for questioning. He was released hours later.


"They fired into the bedroom where we were sleeping, then three soldiers came in. They rolled me on to the floor and tied my hands. When I tried to ask them what they were looking for they just told me to shut up," he said.

Uh.. What can you say to that? Would be very interested to hear what shitty excuse they come up with for this one...

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