Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Jose Couso: Justice for Journalists

Remember at the beginning of Iraq War II when U.S. troops accidentally killed a bunch of journalists at the Palestine Hotel and the Al-Jazeera network? Well, one of those journalists was Spain's Telecinco cameraman Jose Couso and his brother, Javier, has not given up the fight for justice. Today, Spain's High Court, issued arrest warrants for 3 U.S. soldiers involved in firing a tank straight into the belly of the Palestine, instantly killing Couso and his Reuters colleague Taras Protsyuk. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. I suppose it's too much to ask that we try to value every human life -- but at least when suspicions of malice or injustice arise, at least there are some ways, whether through the law or through the media, to get your voice heard.

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