Bilal Hussein, the Associated Press reporter who was detained and held by the U.S. military in Iraq for two years, will be released, according to reports. The move by the military comes after Iraqi judges ruled last week that Hussein is covered by an amnesty law and should be released.
The military detained Hussein in April 2006, on the grounds that he had bomb-making materials and had conspired with insurgents. An independent review of the matter by AP could not uncover evidence supported the military’s assertion.–David Schonauer