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Arrested for Reporting?

Via AFP:

TEHRAN — The Tehran prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday the arrest of an Iran-based reporter working for Dubai TV, two days after he went missing, local media reported.

“No one is missing … a person has been arrested and if the ministry of culture confirms that he had permission to work then he will be freed,” the Mehr news agency quoted Abbas Jafari Doulatabadi as saying.

Reza al-Basha, a 27-year-old Syrian, was arrested in Tehran during opposition protests, a colleague told AFP on Sunday.

Dubai TV had said on Monday that it was awaiting a reply from Tehran authorities regarding the whereabouts of its missing reporter, who has been working for the channel in Iran for a year.


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