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internationales weblog zum irak-konflikt, dem "krieg gegen terrorismus", etc.: fakten, meinungen, hintergr´┐Żnde
international blog on the conflict in iraq and "war on terrorism" and the like: facts, opinions, backgrounds

2004/09/06

Back to Iraq 3.0: Chalabi Charges Dropped?: "What the hell? I went to the ? I assumed ? stupendously boring Ahmed Chalabi press conference this afternoon and it went something like this:
Chalabi: I was attacked this morning, but I?m fine, thanks.
Question: Can you tell us about the counterfeiting charges against you and the murder rap against your nephew?
Chalabi: Oh, those? (chuckle.) They were reduced to a summons. I went to the judge (al-Malaki) today and all charges have been dropped against us.

This was in Arabic, and I?m obviously paraphrasing, but that was the gist of it. But jeeze; what the hell? Dropped charges? I?ve got a call in to al-Malaki, but so far, no response on this. I wonder if it?s just a translation error. Very weird.
[UPDATE: Ho, ho. Turns out Chalabi asked that the charges be dropped ? not that they were.]
Posted by Christopher at September 1, 2004 07:45 PM

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