Al Jazeera demands release of journalist: Dorothy PARVAZ
DOHA, QATAR – Al Jazeera has been given information that journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran.
This information has come from Syrian officials, who had previously told Al Jazeera they were holding Dorothy in Damascus, and that she would be released.
An Al Jazeera spokesman said: “We have now received information that she is being held in Tehran. We are calling for information from the Iranian authorities, access to Dorothy, and for her immediate release. We have had no contact with Dorothy since she left Doha on 29 April and we are deeply concerned for her welfare.”
A statement from Dorothy’s family said: “Dorothy is a dearly loved daughter, sister and fiancée, and a committed journalist. It is now nearly two weeks since she was detained. We appeal once again for Dorothy to be released immediately and returned to us.”
Dorothy is an experienced journalist who joined Al Jazeera in 2010. She graduated from the University of British Columbia, obtained a masters from Arizona University, and held journalism fellowships at both Harvard and Cambridge. She previously worked as a columnist and feature writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Journalists have faced ever increasing restrictions in Syria since the protests began.
For a complete list of Dorothy’s feature articles on Al Jazeera, view her profile.
Veröffentlicht am 12. Mai 2011 in Aktionen, Empfehlungen, Medien, Politik und mit Aktionen, Entführung, Gesetze, Iran, Menschenrechte, Politik, Syrien, Women in Iran getaggt. Setze ein Lesezeichen auf den Permalink. Comments Off on Al Jazeera demands release of journalist: Dorothy PARVAZ.