Al Jazeera Says Syria Has Sent Reporter Dorothy Parvaz To Iran

May 11, 2011

Al-Jazeera says it "has been given information that journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran."

As we reported last Thursday, Parvaz went missing on April 29 after she arrived in Damascus to report for Al-Jazeera about the ongoing protests against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Parvaz is a U.S., Canadian and Iranian citizen — and Iranian authorities had appealed to Syria for information about why she had been detained.

Now, Al-Jazeera is "calling for information from the Iranian authorities, access to Dorothy, and for her immediate release."

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