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Iraq Photographer Case Sparks Fury

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Iraqi journalists and international advocacy groups warned Tuesday that prosecuting an Associated Press photographer held for more than 19 months without charge is a worrisome precedent that threatens media freedom in the region.

The Pentagon also raised the possibility that Bilal Hussein, who was part of the AP's Pulitzer Prize-winning photo team in 2005, could continue to be held even if the Iraqi court acquits him.