RealNews

Jordan 'frees' blast photographer

A Japanese press photographer jailed in Jordan for a bomb explosion that killed an airport guard has received a royal pardon, according to reports. Hiroki Gomi, 36, was jailed at the beginning of the month after the cluster bomb – a “souvenir” from the Iraq war – accidentally exploded. In court he said he was unaware the device had been live and apologised to the guard’s family for the incident. His newspaper, the Mainichi Shimbun, and other Japanese media reported on Monday that Gomi had been pardoned by Jordan’s King Abdullah. Kyodo news agency and public broadcaster NHK said Gomi was expected to be released later on Monday. Japanese government officials said they had not been notified by the Jordanian authorities. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.