Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Free to tell the truth?

Index on Censorship has posted online a petition to Iran's justice minister, calling for the release of journalist Maziar Bahari, who has been held without charge in an Iranian jail for over three weeks.

Meanwhile, as the BBC and Guardian report,
A group of soldiers who took part in Israel's assault in Gaza say widespread abuses were committed against civilians under "permissive" rules of engagement.
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has dismissed the report as hearsay as the soldiers were anonymous:
"The IDF expects every soldier to turn to the appropriate authorities with any allegation,"
There would of course be no repercussions...

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