Iran Arrests Newsweek Reporter
Life photojournalist also missing
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 22, 2009 3:34 AM CDT
This June 18 photo made available from Mir Hossein Mousavi's election campaign, shows the Iranian opposition candidate at a protest in Tehran.   (AP Photo/Ghalam News, File)
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(Newser) – Iranian authorities have arrested a Canadian journalist who works for Newsweek, reports the magazine. Maziar Bahari—who has covered Iran for a decade from his home there—was asleep when officers raided the apartment he shares with his mom, seized his laptop and videotapes, and took him away. A photojournalist who works for Life magazine also vanished yesterday, CNN reports.

"Assuring the mother that he would be their guest, the officers left with Mr. Bahari. He has not been heard from since," Newsweek reported in an article urging world governments to pressure Tehran for his release. "Mr. Bahari's coverage of Iran, for Newsweek and other outlets, has always been fair and nuanced, and has given full weight to all sides of the issues."