Wednesday, January 25, 2006
[00.30 GMT] FactFile -Foreign hostages in Iraq (Reuters AlertNet, UK); Family of kidnapped peace campaigner seek NZ residency (Radio New Zealand, New Zealand); and slightly more information in Let us stay - hostage family (Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand). Picture left: Manjeet Kaur Sooden, Harmeet's mother. Also: Videos from CPT Project in Hebron and the Palestinian village of at-Tuwani (Christian Peacemaker Teams, USA/Canada). And from NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called for the U.S. military to free two journalists, one held without charge in Iraq and the other, the media rights group said, detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The New York-based group also demanded an explanation from the US military for holding a Reuters TV cameraman for eight months without charges until his release on Sunday. Samir Mohammed Noor, a 30-year-old Iraqi freelancer, was freed from military custody after being held in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and then at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq.