[QODLink]
Middle East
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.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
A revolutionary new treatment is halving hospitalisation rates for severe asthma sufferers.
The conservative UMP party suffers from crippling internal divisions and extreme debt from mismanagement.
More than fifty years of an armed struggle for independence from Spain might be coming to an end in the Basque Country.
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
join our mailing list