Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Fourth in less than a day, another journalist arrested in Kirkuk

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2021-09-05T13:54:07+0000
Fourth in less than a day, another journalist arrested in Kirkuk

Shafaq News/ Security forces reportedly apprehended a journalist on Sunday in Kirkuk, and the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate lambasted the "illegal" deed.

"A force of the National Security arrested my brother, journalist Abdallah Hassari, in Altun Kupri in Kirkuk without presenting the charges," Shaffan Hassari told Shafaq News Agency on his brother's arrest. The latter works for a media outlet affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

Kirkuk's office director of the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate, Mahdi Zeryan, said that the office is keeping tabs on the apprehension of Hassari, pledging to raise alarms on the case at the administrations of Kirkuk and Baghdad.

"We condemn this illegal deed," he said, "arresting journalists for their work is deplorable."

A source told Shafaq News Agency that a security force yesterday, Saturday, arrested two journalists who work for NRT and Kirkuk TV, along with a correspondent for the Turkish "Anadolu" newsagency.

"The force took the arrestees to a detention center without revealing the causes," the source said.

Since October 16, 2017, nearly a hundred Kurd journalists were prevented from practicing their work, and more than fifteen were arrested for unknown charges.

related

Security Forces arrest three Journalists in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-09-04 12:10:35
Security Forces arrest three Journalists in Kirkuk

Kirkuk graduates demonstrate demanding job opportunities

Date: 2021-02-08 08:34:40
Kirkuk graduates demonstrate demanding job opportunities

Peshmerga forces to begin returning to Kirkuk next week

Date: 2021-05-21 21:13:38
Peshmerga forces to begin returning to Kirkuk next week

An ISIS official is arrested in Kirkuk

Date: 2020-09-08 07:37:58
An ISIS official is arrested in Kirkuk

Kirkuk police arrests two men for planting explosive devices

Date: 2021-04-08 06:24:13
Kirkuk police arrests two men for planting explosive devices

Iraqi warplanes bomb ISIS sites in Kirkuk

Date: 2022-02-13 14:37:11
Iraqi warplanes bomb ISIS sites in Kirkuk

One killed and three injured in an ISIS attack in Kirkuk

Date: 2021-08-29 21:25:42
One killed and three injured in an ISIS attack in Kirkuk

Al-Ghanimi: Kirkuk's displacement camps must be closed

Date: 2020-12-09 09:24:44
Al-Ghanimi: Kirkuk's displacement camps must be closed