Aram Bakhtiar

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Staff and neighbors of the NRT satellite channel gather outside the station's damaged office in Sulaymaniyah, February 20, 2011. Gunmen raided and set fire to the television station in northern Iraq. (Reuters)

Kurdish authorities detain journalist who reported on theft verdict

New York, May 24, 2017–Authorities in northern Iraq should immediately release Aram Bakhtiar, a journalist for the independent broadcaster NRT, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kurdish security forces arrested Bakhtiar on May 22 on accusations of defaming a judge, NRT deputy newsroom manager Soran Rashid told CPJ. The channel’s director, Awat Ali, today…

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