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August 24, 2006

Cable Company CEO Arrested For Allowing Viewers To See al Manar

-- by Dave Johnson

The Raw Story | FBI: Brooklyn HDTV company provided users with 'Hezbollah TV'

Javed Iqbal, a.k.a. "John Iqbal," 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., has been arrested and charged with conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), RAW STORY has learned.

A complaint announced today by the FBI alleges that through a company called HDTV Ltd. located in Brooklyn, Iqbal and others provided customers in the New York area with satellite broadcasts of al Manar, which is a television station owned and/or operated by Hezbollah.

Washington Post has it today.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 24, 2006 6:36 PM

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we need to be protected from things like this.
we need the filters of our corporate media so that we retain THE PROPER ATTITUDE.

Posted by: The Cosmic Fluke [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 26, 2006 7:21 AM

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