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January 29, 2007

Army Backs Off of Journalist


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According to a new press release, journalist Sarah Olson will no longer have to testify in court against dissident Army lieutenant Ehren Watada.

The U.S. government has agreed to drop two charges that carried a maximum of two years in prison against Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada…

As part of the agreement, two reporters who had been issued subpoenas to appear before the court-martial will not have to testify…

“By agreeing beforehand to all of the facts the government would ask of the … reporters, Lt. Watada shielded these journalists from the heavy-handedness of the government,” said Eric Seitz, lead attorney for Watada

The Army is still pressing charges against Watada on several other counts, but by dropping the charges, his maximum sentence is now two years less than it would have been otherwise. So it’s some positive progress, and the journalists have been saved, but the dude still faces a court martial and possible jail time.

Posted by Jake on January 29, 2007 9:06 pm

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