U.S. Arrested Iraqi Official Who Criticized National Congress

[ To usher in “democracy,” must the U.S. quell free speech? –BL ]

3 August 2004 | DemocracyNow!

UPI is reporting that U.S. forces arrested a leading Sunni Iraqi official shortly after he participated in a televised debate where he criticized the upcoming National Congress which will meet in August. The arrested man was the press official for a prominent Sunni group that has called for a boycott of the Congress. According to UPI, four US military vehicles intercepted his car and took him to an unknown destination.

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