Sunday, May 15, 2011


Al Jazeera journalist missing in Syria is being held in a prison in Tehran

Associated France Press reported on Thursday that the missing Al Jazeera journalist is being held in Tehran. A statement issued by Al Jazeera TV says that its journalist is in a prison in Tehran and that it has asked Iranian officials for information about her and called for her immediate release. According to AFP, Al Jazeera TV reported on Wednesday that its journalist Dorothy Parvaz who has been missing since she arrived at Damascus airport on April 29 is being held in Tehran. An Al Jazeera spokesman said: 'We have now received information that she is being held in Tehran. We are calling for information from the Iranian authorities, access to Dorothy, and for her immediate release.” Dorothy Parvaz was born in Iran and is a citizen of Iran, US and Canada.

French magistrate threw out terrorism charges of PMOI members

Reuters reported on May 13 that a French magistrate threw out terrorism charges against about 20 members of an exiled Iranian opposition group on Thursday after eight years, the group and a judicial source said. The charges go back to a 2003 crackdown on the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), the main faction within the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) that saw 150 arrests leading to protests across Europe in which several people set themselves on fire.

Five more citizens hanged in Urumia

The regime of Iran hanged 5 more people in the city of Urumia. According to HRANA news agency, the 5 individuals were hanged in the yard of the central prison in Urumia northwest of Iran on Monday May 9. The identities of the victims of this crime have not been published.