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Missing American Journalist Released

Dorothy Parvaz, 39, an Iranian-born US citizen and Al-Jazeera reporter who went missing while covering the uprisings against Syrian President Bashar Assad, was released after begin detained in Syria and deported and held in Tehran for 19 days. Parvaz arrived in Qatar yesterday and will soon fly to Vancouver BC to reunite with her fiance and family.

A spokesman from Al-Jazeera stated, “I’m delighted to let you know that Dorothy Parvaz has been released and is safe and well and back with us in Doha. 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 attended the University of British Columbia and earned a masters from the University of Arizona. She has completed fellowships in journalism from both Harvard and Cambridge.

Sources:

Al Jazeera 5/18/11; CNN 5/18/11; Feminist Daily Newswire 5/12/11