Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Freedom in Kurdistan?

I had seen this story a few days ago, buried along with the daily round-up of car bombs and bodies found in the street. Kamal Sayid Qadir, an Austrian national now living in the Kurdish north of Iraq, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for writing web articles critical of Massoud Barzani, the Kurdish leader and former ally of Saddam Hussein. He had initially been sentenced to 30 years.

Another Kurd is facing prosecution on similar defamation charges.

Freedom and democracy, baby.

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