Press Freedom

Iran Frees Al Jazeera Reporter

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Iran has freed Dorothy Parvaz, an Al Jazeera reporter arrested in Syria 19 days ago. Syrian authorities arrested Parvaz when she landed in Damascus on assignment and sent her to Iran, they said, because she used an expired Iranian passport. While in custody she had no contact with her employer, friends, or family; however, Iran released her Wednesday and sent her to Qatar, where Al Jazeera keeps its headquarters. The Canadian Press says Parvaz’s fiancé said she was “treated very well.”