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posted 22 March 2006 11:09 PM      Profile for rici     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Reuters report


The freelance cameraman [Abdul Amir Yunis Hussein] was shot and arrested by U.S. troops in his home city of Mosul a year ago after filming clashes in the aftermath of a roadside bomb attack on a U.S. patrol.


The television network's Baghdad bureau chief Larry Doyle said the U.S. military had told CBS Hussein faced a possible life term. Among accusations were that the cameraman had appeared to be "instigating a crowd". They also mentioned he was "standing next to a man with a rifle".

That man was shot dead by troops and Hussein was wounded.

"The allegations against him appear to have changed regularly throughout the year," Doyle said, adding that CBS had found obtaining information from the military very difficult.

You'd never get that impression watching the war coverage.

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