posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:39 PM
In what could be the first legal case to use filtered WikiLeaks documents as evidence, the family of a Spanish cameraman killed in 2003 by a US tank
shell during the battle for Baghdad filed a complaint Monday. They seek to open an investigation into whether high-ranking officials here colluded
with the US Embassy to stop charges being filed against three American soldiers, including a colonel.
José Couso of Telecinco, the Spanish cameraman, and Taras Protsyuk, a Ukranian cameraman working for Reuters, died April 8, 2003, when a shell fired
by an M1 Abraham tank hit the 15th floor of the Palestine Hotel, which scores of foreign journalist were using as a base and Pentagon-approved safe
haven. Two other media locations were hit that day, also killing Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayyoub. Four others were injured, leading to broad
condemnation and demands to protect reporters
The ripple effect of the leaked cables continues... and it's good to see these people have the information they need to take the necessary action
against the coverup of the death of their son.