Penjara bagi Fasilitator Siaran Almanar di AS!

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Benarkah AS menganut pers bebas? Tidak juga. Pemerintah AS memberi kebebasan bagi media dan pers yang berpihak pada kepentingan2nya, sekalipun bersikap kritis. Tahukan Anda bahwa di AS bulan lalu hakim pengadilan federal Manhattan memvonis Saleh Elahwal dengan hukuman penjara 1 setengah tahun? Dan tuduhannya? Memfasilitasi penyiaran televisi Al-Manar bagi publik AS. Berita lengkapnya di bawah. Dua bulan sebelumnya, Javed (John) Iqbal divonis 6 tahun penjara karena alasan yang serupa.
Man who aired Hezbollah TV shows sentenced in NYC

(AP) – Jun 23, 2009NEW YORK (AP) — A man who helped the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah by broadcasting its television programs in New York City has been sentenced to more than a year in prison.

Saleh Elahwal (soh-LAY’ ee-loh-WAH’) was sentenced Tuesday to a year and five months by Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman. The Matawan, N.J., resident had pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hezbollah.

The sentencing came two months after the main defendant in the case was sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Elahwal admitted accepting thousands of dollars to provide satellite transmission services to the station Al Manar between September 2005 and August 2006.

Hezbollah has fought Israel since the early 1980s. Israel and the U.S. consider it a terrorist organization.

 

Staten Island Real-Time News

Breaking local news from Staten Island, NY

A Staten Island resident’s partner has been sentenced to 17 months in prison after providing material support to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah by transmitting broadcasts from its television station.

Saleh Elahwal of Matawan, N.J., together with Javed (John) Iqbal, were accused of accepting thousands of dollars to provide satellite transmission services to the station Al Manar between September 2005 and August 2006.

Iqbal admitted he ran a satellite and high-definition TV business out of his Van Name Avenue home in Mariners Harbor and two Brooklyn offices. Elahwal worked together with the Island man.

In April, Iqbal was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to nearly six years in prison.
Hezbollah has fought Israel since the early 1980s. Israel and the U.S. consider it a terrorist organization.

 

One thought on “Penjara bagi Fasilitator Siaran Almanar di AS!

  1. ema rachman says:

    Bagaimana mungkin orang-orang itu menganut azas kebebasan untuk press atau yang lainnya…diri-diri mereka sendiri sungguh jauh dari kebebasan!!

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