Israel indicts two Iran TV journalists for reporting on Gaza ground invasion
14-Jan-2009 (3 comments)

Israeli authorities on Tuesday indicted two journalists working for an Iranian television station on charges they passed classified information to the enemy. The indictment says the two Palestinian journalists reported the beginning of Israel's ground incursion into Gaza on Jan. 3 while the information was still subject to military censorship. Tuesday's indictment says they knew their broadcast for Iran's Arabic-language Al-Alam TV could endanger Israeli soldiers by giving Hamas militants forewarning of the operation. The charges could carry lengthy jail terms.

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Point taken

by Aziz (not verified) on

No offense implied.
I was referring to, or rather taking exception to, the word "Kangaroo" - that is all.


First, roohash shad...

by Ostaad on

I am not sure how one is related to the other. No doubt the regime in Iran is a record holder for violating human rights, press freedom, civil rights of its citizens, etc. But the fact is the Iranian government has NEVER claimed it upholds any of these rights, and no one believes their occasional speeches about such rights in reaction to criticism aimed at them to force them to free their prisoners, not to torture them or refrain from arbitrarily arresting people for trumped up reasons. On the other hand, Israel officially maintains it's a "democratic" country and it honors human rights.  Therefore these arrests are not justified. Lastly, any journalist with minimum professional integrity must not comply with censorship rules set by IDF or anyone else. These journalists were doing their duties as journalists to the best of their ability and they need protection from state. That's my point.


Ostaad: make sure your milk dont dry up

by Aziz (not verified) on

Zahra Kazemi
On July 11, 2003, nineteen days after she was arrested, Kazemi died in Iranian custody in Baghiyyatollah al-Azam Military Hospital. Two days later, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported that Kazemi had suffered a stroke while she was being interrogated and died in hospital.[1] This account changed to one that Kazemi had died after falling and hitting her head.[6] On July 16, 2003, Iran's vice-president, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, conceded that Kazemi died as a result of being beaten.[1] Mohammad Ali Abtahi, the Vice President of Legal Affairs and Masoud Pezeshkian, the Minister of Health and Medical Education) admitted that she had died of a fractured skull as a result of being hit in the head. Abtahi claims that he was under a lot of pressure to take back the acknowledgement, but he resisted it.[