13 May 2009

Jon Sistiaga's NarcoMexico

Jon Sistiaga's report for Spanish TV station Cuatro on Mexicoós Narco state. Sistiago was in the Hotel Palestine in Baghdad on 08 April 2003 when a US tank fired on the hotel and murdered his cameraman José Couso.

UPDATE 22/4/09: A Spanish judge has reinstated the charges against the three U.S. soldiers:

"In a new 10-page indictment announced Thursday, Pedraz said he had obtained new testimony from three Spanish journalists who were at the hotel at the time of the shelling and looking out of a hotel window along with Couso.

These reporters — Jon Sistiaga, Olga Rodriguez and Jesus Quinonero — testified that the tank had not come under fire before shooting at the Palestine Hotel. They said that morning of April 8, 2003 was particularly quiet outside the hotel, the judge wrote.

"There was nothing to film. It was a rather calm morning, and that is why they were all standing by the window," the judge wrote.

"Obviously, this contradicts the argument that the company was under strong enemy fire," the judge wrote."

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