AP Photographer Bilal Hussein Goes Free

After two years and four days in US military custody, AP photojournalist Bilal Hussein was released and reunited with his family on Wednesday April 14, 2008.

Hussein’s lawyer told AP this week that the military provided no surprising evidence at Hussein’s hearing that might have explained why he was held for so long, and it’s still unclear if he was singled out for his coverage of the Iraq war. Read More

AP STATEMENT

This is from AP Corporate Communications:

After two years in detention, Bilal Hussein needs time to spend with his family, to rest and to catch up with the rest of the world. We will have no further comment at this time, but will let you know when we do.

Paul Colford
AP Director of Media Relations

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