The Iraqi government demanded the close working in Baghdad, the newspaper and broadcasting company. According to the complainants, reporters distorted statement by the representative of the Iraqi army, who made a statement last week, the Associated Press.
The requirement to cease work belongs to the Baghdad office of Arab newspaper Al-Hayat TV and Al-Sharqiya.
At last week's edition and the channel reported on a warrant for the arrest of several former prisoners who were recently released by the U.S. military in Iraq. In doing so, according to the spokesman of the Iraqi army Major-General Qassim al-Musaui, referred to by journalists, this information does not correspond to reality.
Official comments from the representatives of the defendants obtain.
In January 2009, the rules governing the media in Iraq, have been strengthened: under the new regulations, the publication that distort information when covering local elections, may be fined and their licenses revoked.