SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
Posted October 18, 2005

Majed Hameed, Al-Arabiya and Reuters

Hameed, a reporter working with the Dubai-based broadcaster Al-Arabiya who also freelanced for Reuters, was arrested along with several other men at a gathering after the funeral of a relative on September 15 in Anbar province.

Both Reuters and Al-Arabiya have said his arrest appeared to be connected to footage found on his camera by U.S. troops. U.S. officials, however, did not specify the basis for his detention. According to Al-Arabiya, Hameed was held at a U.S. facility in western Anbar province.