British Sailors Can’t Sell Their Stories
Posted Apr 9, 2007 3:07 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Britain has done an about-face about allowing 15 marines and sailors recently held captive in Iran to sell their stories.
Reversing a highly controversial decision, the government announced today that no members of the military may sell information to the media, reports the New York Times.
More details about the controversy are reported in yesterday’s London Times.
Meanwhile, an Australian citizen who recently pleaded guilty in a U.S. military tribunal to supporting terrorism also can tell but can't sell his story concerning the five years he spent in prison in Guantanamo Bay for allegedly promoting al-Qaeda.
Although the plea agreement in which David Hicks, 31, promises not to profit from his crime may not be enforceable, Australian law bars criminals from reaping a financial reward, reports Reuters.