Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Subpoena dropped against freelancer

Military prosecutors have reached a plea bargain with an Army lieutenant who refused to go to Iraq, and no longer plan to call freelancer Sarah Olson (pictured) of Oakland to testify against the officer. Military prosecutors wanted Olson to verify at Lt. Ehren Watada's trial that her interview with him was an accurate report of what he said. She didn't want to testify, saying she felt she was being used as an arm of the government. The AP reports that Watada's court-martial has been called off and the journalists who interviewed Watada won't have to testify. (Photo of Olson by Michael Maloney of the Chronicle.)

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