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Basra Militia Instigates Crackdown at University

A Basra University School of Engineering picnic was violently disrupted two weeks ago by religious militiamen who beat students they considered to be immodest. Robert Siegel talks with Anthony Shadid, who wrote about the incident in Tuesday's Washington Post.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.