AUGUST 8, 2005
Posted October 18, 2005

Ali Mashhadani, Reuters

Mashhadani, a freelance photographer and cameraman for Reuters news agency, was held incommunicado and without explanation by U.S. forces. Mashhadani was taken from his home in Ramadi during a general sweep of the neighborhood by U.S. Marines who became suspicious after seeing pictures on his cameras, Reuters quoted his family as saying.

He was held in Abu Ghraib Prison. Reuters reported that a US-Iraqi Combined Review and Release Board (CRRB) had determined that Mashhadani posed a “threat” and ordered his continued detention. U.S. officials told Reuters that Mashhadani would be denied access to counsel or family for 60 days, but would be granted a review of his case within 180 days. Officials did not substantiate the basis for his continued detention.