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Family calls for journalist's release
The fiance of Dorothy Parvaz, an Al Jazeera journalist held in Syria, appeals for her to be set free.
Last Modified: 04 May 2011 20:52

Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz disappeared six days ago, when she arrived in Syria to cover the protests. Todd Barker, her fiancé, gave this statement on behalf of her family.

Parvaz is an American, Canadian and Iranian citizen. Syria has confirmed that they have detained Parvaz. Her family and employer demand her release.

A Facebook page campaigning for her release has attracted more than 4,000 fans, while on Twitter many people around the world are using the hastag #FreeDorothy to call for her release.

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