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Odd Twist in the Case of Imprisoned Al Jazeera Reporter Dorothy Parvaz Sheds Light on Syrian and Iranian Crises

Dorothy Parvaz, an Al Jazeera reporter, was arrested several weeks ago while trying to enter Syria to cover the unrest there. Al Jazeera mounted a major publicity campaign to win her freedom–a practice that has worked in several detentions in the past. Syria only acknowledged that they were holding her several days ago. In a surprising move, Ms. Parvaz has apparently been deported to Iran.

The image al Jazeera has been running to publicize Parvaz's detention. (Al Jazeera)

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