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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