Press Freedom organization complains of attacks in Kurdistan.
issued a complaint here Tuesday against security forces of the Patriotic Union
of Kurdistan (PUK) because of a growing number of violent attacks and
arbitrary intimidation of journalists working in PUK areas.
A statement from the press freedom organization said that both written and
audiovisual press were the target of physical attacks, arrests and even
From February to May, 40 physical attacks, including fractures, were
reported and there were 23 brief arrests of reporters, as well as two
abductions, RWB said in a statement.
This trend is also apparently growing and there are an increasing number of
incidents involving PUK security forces and the press. In addition, RWB
accused police of ignoring attacks against journalists.
"Many journalists have been the target of deliberate physical attacks in
the past week as police officers and members of the security forces of the
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main parties that form the
government in Iraqi Kurdistan, looked on without intervening," the
Moreover, several journalists who filed complaints for assaults said there
was no follow-up by police.
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|Date:||Jul 19, 2011|
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