[ Saturday, August 16, 2003 ]
"Unacceptable" enquiry clears soldiers in killing of two journalists in Palestine Hotel
Reporters Without Borders
today rejected a US military enquiry which has reportedly concluded that a tank crew acted in self-defence when it fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on 8 April, killing Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian cameraman working for Reuters, and José Couso, a Spanish cameraman with the commercial TV station Telecinquo.
The report by US central command was "unacceptable," the organisation said. The details of the findings have not been released, but Agence France-Presse yesterday quoted a US official as saying a summary was sent to the Spanish and Ukrainian governments.
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