Emergency third security regiment attacked the cadre of Almawqif satellite channel during the coverage of ( Alshourjah fire) in Baghdad.
Laith Ahmad Jumaa, newsroom director told Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq that the team; Hasan Hadi, correspondent and Haider Mohammed , cameraman, along with his assistant Safaa Khalaf, where surprisingly attacked by the third emergency regiment and that they captured their cameras and were banned from coverage. The team showed the official permits they held for coverage and once they did they were attacked by severe beating and all recorded material was erased from their cameras. After interference they were finally released.
Press Freedom Advocacy Association severely condemns repeated violations and attacks imposed against press on duty.
It demands that Ministry of Interior holds security elements who are responsible for such violations to be held accountable due to the dire violation of Iraqi constitution.