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Iraqi Police Round Up Journalists In Najaf At Gunpoint

HeadlineAug 26, 2004

CNN reports Iraqi police rounded up 50 journalists at gunpoint last night from their hotel. The Washington Post reports police beat some of the reporters and fired assault rifles in the lobby The journalists were taken to the local police station and berated for their coverage of Najaf. Police accused them of paying too much attention to Moqtada al Sadr and not enough to the Iraqi police. When the journalists returned to their rooms, CNN reports they found many of their rooms had been ransacked and money had been stolen.

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