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Second Iraq War Vet Hurt During Oakland Protests

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a second Iraq war veteran
is hospitalized after getting hurt during protests in Oakland.

A spokesman for Oakland's Highland Hospital says 32-year-old
Kayvan Sabeghi was being cared for at the hospital and was in fair
condition Friday.

The hospital would not release any details of Sabeghi's
injuries, or of his treatment, but Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans
Against the War, says that Sabeghi was being treated after
suffering a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding.

Guy says Sabeghi was taken to the hospital after being arrested
and held in a jail cell. Records show Sabeghi was booked early
Thursday during the Occupy Oakland protests on suspicion of
resisting arrest.

Oakland police said they were investigating the circumstances of
his arrest.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-11-05-11 0046EDT


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