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Release Date: March 23, 2007Running Time: 73 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Genre: Documentary

Yunis Khatayer Abbas
Michael Tucker
Petra Epperlein
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On September 23, 2003, filmmaker Michael Tucker followed the U.S. Army on a house raid in Baghdad. Memorably, one detainee looks at the camera and says, "I am a journalist," before an American soldier takes him away. That was the last Tucker saw of the man until nearly two years later, when they were reintroduced in Amman, Jordan. This anonymous suspect finally gets a chance to speak. He is Yunis Khatayer Abbas. U.S. Army intelligence became convinced that Abbas was plotting to kill British Prime Minister Tony Blair during his visit to Iraq--Abbas's employment by British TV in Iraq may have raised this suspicion. After his arrest, Abbas, along with his two brothers, was held at Abu Ghraib an... Full Summary >>