Missing Canadian journalist released by Iran

Dorothy Parvaz back in Qatar after going missing for 18 days

Canadian journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been released by Iran and is now back in Doha, Qatar, where she works for Al Jazeera’s English language news network. Parvaz, 39, went missing on April 29 when she travelled to Syria to cover the government crackdown on political dissidents. She was deported to Iran shortly after she was detained, according to Syrian officials.  Earlier this week, Iran commented on Parvaz’s situation, saying the Iranian-born journalist was arrested for carrying an expired Iranian passport. Todd Barker, Parvaz’s fiancé, said that while in Iran she was “treated very well, she was interrogated, but she’s fine.”

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