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U.S. filmmaker accused of spying

September 03, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A U.S. documentary filmmaker has been arrested with his interpreter and accused of spying after he filmed soldiers in Nigeria's troubled oil region, a military spokesman and media rights organization said.

The Paris-based rights group Reporters Without Borders identified the filmmaker as Andrew Berends of New York. Berends was arrested Sunday, it said.

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