Iraqi newspaper is closed down
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2004

Iraqi newspaper is closed down
By Pamela Constable, Washington Post, 7/23/2003

BAGHDAD -- A local newspaper has been shut down and its manager arrested because of an article that US occupation authorities and Iraqi officials considered to be an incitement to violence and a threat to human rights in Iraq.

Iraqi police accompanied by US military forces raided the offices of the newspaper al-Mustaqila, which means ''The Independent'' in Arabic. Neighbors said troops broke down the front door, ransacked the office, and detained the newspaper's manager, Abdul Sattar Shalan. Full Article

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