Iran Releases Detained Al Jazeera Journalist Dorothy Parvaz

Al Jazeera confirms this morning that one of its journalists, Dorothy Parvaz, has been released from detention in Iran and is safe, headed home to Canada. “I’m delighted to let you know that Dorothy Parvaz has been released and is safe and well and back with us in Doha,” said an Al Jazeera spokesperson. “She has been in contact with her family, and we are with her now to find out more about her ordeal over the last nineteen days.”

Parvaz’ fiance, Todd Barker, posted a message on Facebook saying “she is safe in Doha and will be coming to Vancouver BC soon. We can’t wait to see her.”

Parvaz, who joined the network in 2010, was detained in Syria while on assignment 19 days ago. She was later moved to Iran. She had been denied contact with the outside world, and the details of her detention are not yet known. Parvaz is a former reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer who studied at Harvard.

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