A.P. Photographer Held by U.S. Military as "Security Threat"

As a matter of course, this serious debasement of personal rights is also an out-and-out attack on the freedom of the press to cover the war in Iraq.

Today the Associated Press reported that the U.S. military in Iraq has held an A.P. photographer in prison for five months without filing charges against him. The military accuses the photographer of being a “security threat,” but so far has not permitted a public hearing on the matter.

As a matter of course, this serious debasement of personal rights is also an out-and-out attack on the freedom of the press to cover the war in Iraq.