Dorothy Parvaz

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Freed Reporter Describes Syria's Secret Prisons

Dorothy Parvaz heard beatings 'almost around the clock'

(Newser) - Dorothy Parvaz emerged from her stay in a Syrian detention center more or less unscathed, mostly because the guards there would not beat or torture women—but others weren’t nearly so lucky. When Parvaz first arrived at the prison, she was taken handcuffed and blindfolded to a courtyard, where... More »

Al-Jazeera Journalist Held in Mideast for 19 Days Freed

Dorothy Parvaz was detained in Damascus then sent to Iran

(Newser) - An al-Jazeera journalist has safely landed in Qatar, having been released by Iranian officials after being detained in Damascus last month. Al-Jazeera confirms that Dorothy Parvaz is "safe and well and back with us in Doha. She has been in contact with her family, and we are with her... More »

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