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Reuters cameraman remains in jail one year after arrest

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It has been one year since Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam was detained by U.S. forces in Iraq, the International Press…

It has been one year since Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam was detained by U.S. forces in Iraq, the International Press Institute pointed out today in a press release. No charges have been filed against him, and he has never been presented with evidence against him. An Iraqi court found there was no evidence to support charges in November 2008 and ordered that he be released, but even that didn’t prompt the U.S. to release him. The U.S. military still classifies him as a "high security threat," without further explanation.