Turn About is Fair Play
So, what is Iraq doing? They sue.
The Iraqi government has decided to sue Al-Jazeera satellite news channel, after it had falsely aired scenes of a public execution which it identified as taking place in the southern Iraqi province of Karbala, Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al-Dabagh said on Saturday.
In fact, the Iraqi government notes that the killings involved Afghans who allegedly had raped and murdered a girl in the Iranian city of Karaj near the capital.
Earlier Friday, Al-Dabagh warned that al-Jazeera would lose credibility after showing scenes of an execution which it said took place during clashes last March between Iraqi forces and militants of al-Mahdi army loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Like Al Jazeera had any credibility before this.
The "six-month-old scenes show the execution of five Afghans who were convicted of raping and murdering a girl in Iran, which is clear from the white clothes the police were wearing," Al-Dabagh added.
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