Al Jazeera journalist Parvaz released from Iran

Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been released from Iran, to where she was deported after being held in Syria, Al Jazeera said on Wednesday after she returned to Doha, Qatar.

Parvaz, who has Iranian, US and Canadian nationality, was detained on arrival in Damascus nineteen days ago after arriving there to cover the story of the unrest in Syria.

The Syrian government gave no information on her status for several days and did not give her any contact with the outside world.

She was then deported to Iran, where she says she was interrogated but well treated.

Iran claimed she had tried to enter Syria with an expired Iranian passport and without permission to work as a journalist.

Her fiance Todd Barker thanked US and Canadian officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and all of those who had rallied in support of Parvaz.

MOSCOW, May 18 (RIA Novosti)

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