Another Iraqi Photographer Detained as

Iraqi freelance photographer Ibrahim Jassam was arrested early on Tuesday at his home south of Baghdad by US and Iraqi forces, according to a statement released by Reuters last night.

Jassam has contributed photos and video to Reuters for about two years. He has also been working for Iraqi media.

His arrest was reported to Reuters by his family. They told the wire service that Jassam’s camera equipment had been confiscated during his arrest.

“He was detained because he was evaluated as a security threat, and his case is now being evaluated,” military spokesman Rear Admiral Patrick Driscoll is quoted in the Reuters statement.

Reuters says it is seeking additional information about the arrest.

via Another Iraqi Photographer Detained as Security Threat.

~ by Gary Austin on February 10, 2010.

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