Iran freed a Syrian journalist detained 2 weeks ago


Iran has freed a Syrian journalist working for Dubai television who was detained in Tehran two weeks ago, his employer Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) said on Sunday.

Reda al-Basha, 27, the DMI’s Tehran news correspondent for about one year, was not on assignment when he went missing near his home on December 28, DMI Managing Director Ahmad Abdulla al-Shaikh said in a statement.

Earlier on Sunday, Tehran General Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi told the semi-official Fars News Agency the journalist had been freed.

Basha was arrested the day after eight people were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi on Ashura, a day of ritual Shi’ite mourning.



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