Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Detained Canadian reporter now in Iranian custody

Al-Jazeera television is demanding the immediate release of Canadian reporter Dorothy Parvaz, after learning that she is now in Iranian custody. Parvaz travelled to Syria last month to cover ongoing anti-government protests, but was detained by authorities upon her arrival in Damascus nearly two weeks ago. Al-Jazeera says it has since learned from Syrian authorities that Parvaz "is being held in Tehran." The television network is still trying to get information from Iranian authorities about her whereabouts. Dorothy Parvaz holds Iranian, Canadian and American citizenship, the last being the result of having an American mother

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