Iraqi reporter’s home searched after he exposes corruption


first_img Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Conflicts of interestCorruptionJudicial harassment to go further RSF_en “The judicial proceedings initiated against Hassan Sabah are intolerable and are clearly motivated by his investigative reporting,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “The 18-month-old complaint was manifestly a fanciful pretext for intimidating a journalist who has just exposed a corruption case.” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” July 25, 2019 Iraqi reporter’s home searched after he exposes corruption Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that a judge in Basra, in southern Iraq, ordered I News investigative reporter Hassan Sabah’s arrest this week on spurious grounds after he exposed a case of alleged corruption involving another Basra judge. Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News February 15, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Sabah added that, after several attempts, he had learned that the grounds used for the raid was the complaint that a state-owned airport taxi company had filed against him back in February 2018. When contacted by RSF, Sabah said he had barricaded access to his home to prevent it being ransacked during the coming days by militias linked to political parties. Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Sabah posted video footage of the police raid on Facebook and, in a separate post, explained that a judge ordered it after Sabah posted a report about the use of public funds to buy property for another Basra judge. News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Conflicts of interestCorruptionJudicial harassment Police swooped on Sabah’s home on the evening of 23 July with the aim of arresting him and taking him to a police station. After discovering that he was not there, they carried out a search of his home. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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