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Friday, June 26, 2009

Iran: Greek Journalist Arrested

Iason Athanasiadis, a Greek journalist based in Istanbul, is being held by the Iranian authorities. He was arrested 17 June 2009. The arrest seems particularly perverse since Iason, on assignment for the Washington Times and GlobalPost, is a long time Iran-hand, Farsi-speaker, and Iran-lover, who spent 2 years at Tehran University. Efforts to secure his release are being managed by the Greek Foreign MInistry, and the Greek embassy in Tehran.

link: Greek Journo Detained in Tehran – Tehran Bureau


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