The U.S. military refused to obey the decision of the Central Criminal Court of Iraq and the release of the arrested photographer Ibrahim Jassim Mohammed, reports Reuters.
The representative of the American military administration said that there was evidence photographer who worked at the agency Reuters, were in the list of individuals who pose a threat to security and stability of the country. Interlocutor Agency said that the military is not obliged to provide the available intelligence information the Iraqi court.
Consideration of the release of the Prison Camp Cropper the arrested will be generally after 31 December 2008. As the court in case the photographer had already taken place, the representative of the U.S. Army, he would not need to re-pass through the judicial process.
Ibrahim Jassim Mohammed, was arrested during a joint operation of the armies of Iraq and the USA in September 2008 on the outskirts of Baghdad. He had been confiscated photographs and photo equipment. The Central Criminal Court of Iraq found no evidence against Mohammed and at a meeting on November 30 found innocent journalist, and then ordered his release.
Issued UN mandate the U.S. Army in Iraq allows U.S. troops to detain any suspicious citizen. Effects of the document will expire on 31 December 2008.