US Military to Finally Release AP Photog

'Suspect' imprisoned two years in Iraq without charges
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 3:20 AM CDT
Posters of Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein seen during a protest in front the U.S. embassy in Madrid.    (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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(Newser) – A Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer detained in Iraq for two years will finally be released tomorrow, the US military has announced. Bilal Hussein, 36, was held on suspicion of having links to insurgents but was never brought to trial, and the military has now determined he's not a threat to security, AP reports.

"While we may never see eye to eye with the US military over this case, it is time for all of us to move on," said AP's president. "For now, we want him safe and united with his family."