Baghdad Brian Jailed In Beijing

21 08 2008

We hear this from the Free Tibet website:

Beijing – Brian Conley, creator of the well-known videoblog, Alive in Baghdad, was detained with his friend, Jeffrey Rae, early Tuesday, August 19th in Beijing. Their detention appears to have taken place at the same time as that of international artist James Powderly, whose detention was reported Tuesday. Three other bloggers and activists, Jeff Goldin, Michael Liss, and Tom Grant, have also been missing since Tuesday morning. Conley, 28, Rae, 28, Goldin, 40, Liss, 35, Grant, 39 are all American citizens.

If you aren’t familiar with Conley and Rae, here is some background.

Brian Conley, video journalist and creator of Alive in Baghdad has been jailed in Beijing, China, according to sources. He was there as an activist and a citizen journalist, which is no stretch for Brian. He’s lobbed himself into hostile territory ever since I’ve known him: Iraq, Mexico, and now China.

Ultimate Josh has been getting the word out on his website and Twitter about Conley.

We need to be paying attention to this situation.

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