In Dhi Qar the first case of assault on journalists in 2018

  01/01/2018 12:01         Statement         1569   

The Iraqi Center for Supporting Freedom of Speech registered the first case of a violation of a journalist in 2018, in Dhi Qar province.

Where the photographer of Al-Furat satellite channel Ali Abdul Abbas at one o'clock after midnight on Monday (1/1/2018), in Dhi Qar to assault and arrest, while covering the celebrate of New Year, that resulted in insulting him, In front of the sight of people.

The Iraqi Center condemns the behavior of the police director there, Brigadier General Nawfal Hassan Fuad, the Iraqi Canter ask the Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji an urgent investigation into the incident, especially as it has been repeated in similar cases in the city of Nasiriyah.

While the Iraqi Center calls on the management of the Al-Furat satellite channel to sue the police director in Dhi Qar, to attack journalists during their official duty,duo to the Iraqi Center provides a legal team for the channel.

The Iraqi received a call from the correspondent of Al-Furat satellite channel in Dhi Qar, Mu'taz Habib, who said: "After completing our duty to cover the New Year celebrations in Dhi Qar,

Brigadier General Nofal Hassan Fouad, director of the police station, in the Dhi Qar arrested the photographer of the Al- Furat satellite channel (Ali Abdel Abbas) for the crime of stopping the taxi in the street for the purpose of transferring him to home, when asked about the reason for his arrest we were surprised by the inappropriate response and called us "violators".

Al-Habib added that "the police director, did not consider the driver of the taxi contrary, but counting the channel photographer is the violator," explaining that "the photographer was taken to an unknown destination after beatings and humiliation received."



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