May 18

Issue: Culture RSS

PJP FELLOW RELEASED FROM CUSTODY



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

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The Daily Beast is reporting this morning that Dorothy Parvaz, the Al Jazeera English reporter and 2009 PJP Fellow who was seized by Syrian authorities 19 days ago, has been released by Iran, where she had been sent by the Syrians after they claimed she was traveling on an expired Iranian passport. Parvaz, who used to report for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, is an American citizen, who was born in Iran. In addition to an American passport and an Iranian passport, she also carries a Canadian passport, having grown up, partly, in Canada.



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