Update: Yesterday, the AP announced
that an Iraqi judicial committee has dismissed terrorism-related allegations against Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein and ordered him released nearly two years after he was detained by the U.S. military. As previously reported
, Hussein was arrested by U.S. soldiers in Ramadi, Iraq, on April 12, 2006. Additional background is available on the Reporters without Borders website
and from the AP
: PDN has reported
that Bilal will remain in prison while the U.S. military conducts its own review. The U.S. military turned Hussein's case over to the Iraqi court system last year, but said it has the right to continue holding security detainees even if an Iraqi court drops their case.