Iraq interim Governing Council bans Arab television for ''incitement to murder''
Iraq’s US-backed interim Governing Council on Monday declared it was banning Dubai-based satellite television Al Arabiya from working in Iraq for "incitement to murder" after it broadcast a Saddam Hussein tape calling for attacks on council members.
“We have decided to ban Al Arabiya in Iraq for a certain period of time because it broadcast an invitation to murder, an incitement to murder by the voice of Saddam Hussein,” said the council’s current chairman Jalal Talabani.
He added council members would also pursue a separate suit against the television through the Iraqi courts. Al Arabiya announced shortly afterwards that its Baghdad bureau had been closed by Iraqi police. (Albawaba.com)