Monday, August 11, 2003

US Woman fined for Being 'Human Shield' in Iraq

A woman who acted as a human shield in Iraq is being fined $10,000 ... and if she fails to pay, she faces 12 years in prison. Faith Fippinger is refusing to pay ... btw ... she's 62 and a retired schoolteacher.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury said in a March letter to Faith Fippinger that she broke the law by crossing the Iraqi border before the war. Her travel to Iraq violated U.S. sanctions that prohibited American citizens from engaging in "virtually all direct or indirect commercial, financial or trade transactions with Iraq."