Human shields in Iraq face $10,000 fines
“Faith Fippinger is 62 years old. She’s a retired schoolteacher. And the U.S. government wants her to pay at least $10,000 or face up to 12 years of jail time.
She has been accused of entering Iraq in violation of American sanctions in the run-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom. She acted as one of about 300 human shields. “
I doubt Sean Penn will be asked to pay such a fine, even though he was in Baghdad prior to the war. But then he has money, fame, and would LOUDLY attack the government if they pulled that on him. Better to go after a 62 year old retired schoolteacher instead.
Maybe not! She’s beeen loudly protesting this too, and making the rounds of talk shows, getting interviewed, etc.