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Judicial council begins probe into attack on Iraqi woman journalist

An enquiry into the October 4 assault on journalist Zohra al-Musawi was opened Wednesday by Iraq’s High Council of Judges in response to a request by a group of journalists to the council’s president, Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, who has a reputation for conducting thorough and detailed investigations, Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has reported.

“A judicial enquiry is the logical, essential and hoped-for response to the attack on Zohra al-Musawi,” Paris-based RSF said. “The judge has already taken her statement. There must be no political pressure on the investigation so that it can identify and try those responsible for this attack under the terms of the communiqué issued by council.”

Date posted: October 14, 2009 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 123