BAGHDAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a French journalist held in Iraq for nearly two weeks has appeared before a judge in Baghdad.
Nadir Dendoune was detained in the Iraqi capital on Jan. 23 for allegedly taking photos in restricted areas without a permit.
Dendoune's lawyer Nima al-Rubaie says a judge questioned his client Tuesday and will decide later whether to release him or order a trial.
The Iraqi journalists' union and the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists have urged Iraqi authorities to release Dendoune. The committee has said ambiguities in Iraq's 2011 media law have created unnecessary barriers regarding access to information.
Watch This Fast Food Worker Explain Why She Deserves to Be Paid More Than Paramedics
Benghazi for Dummies - News Headlines: U.S, National, World, Conservative, Political, Politics, Election, Latest, Breaking
Hey, The Supreme Court Might Decide On ‘Assault Weapons’ After All
Hickok45 Has Huge Hands! Or Maybe Something Else Is Going On...
New Jersey Man Slays Child | Human Events
ICYMI: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog ends campus political correctness as we know it
Ridiculously Hilarious: MSNBC's Mitchell Gets Bad Case of the Vapors Over Cruz Ad Mocking Hillary | RedState