Humanitarian concerns may have played a role in Maziar Bahari’s release on bail

October 19, 2009

“Maziar Bahari, imprisoned in Tehran since June 21, was released from Evin Prison on bail Saturday,” reports Newsweek. “Iranian authorities did not specify the reasons behind the release, but Bahari, 42, is expecting his first child on Oct. 26 and the mother has experienced serious health complications.” Bahari is currently in Iran. [...]

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Paola Gourley pleads for the release of husband, Maziar Bahari, on humanitarian grounds.

October 14, 2009

“The pregnant wife of jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari has issued a last-ditch appeal to the Iranian government to release her husband on humanitarian grounds before the imminent birth of their baby,” reports The Globe and Mail.
“Paola Gourley, who lives in London, England, was rushed to hospital by ambulance Monday, two weeks before her due [...]

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Transit Tehran exhibition opens in London with Maziar Bahari, one of its primary contributors, absent.

October 10, 2009

Channel 4 News surveys the Transit Tehran exhibition, currently at the London School of Economics and includes interviews with Malu Halassa, Maziar Bahari’s friend and collaborator on the project.

Jon Snow of Channel 4 News interviews Paola Gourley at the Transit Tehran exhibition.
Channel 4

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Film: The Fall of a Shah

October 9, 2009

Friday 6 November, 2009 9:30AM
Screening of Maziar Bahari’s film at the Sheffield Doc Fest.

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United States presses Iran to release Maziar Bahari

October 8, 2009

“The United States is asking that Iran immediately release two jailed foreign nationals even as it pursues talks over Tehran’s nuclear program, according to people familiar with the negotiations,” reports The Wall Street Journal. “The U.S. didn’t make the release of Mr. Tajbakhsh, 47 years old, and Mr. Bahari, 42, a condition for [...]

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Maziar Bahari hears of his wife’s difficult pregnancy

October 6, 2009

Scherezade Faramazi, writing for Associated Press from Beirut, reports on Maziar Bahari’s brief telephone conversation with his wife Paola Gourley.
Associated Press

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A Reporter’s Arrest Casts a Vast Shadow

October 4, 2009

Maziar Bahari’s story is related by one of his colleagues, Jacki Lyden, on NPR Radio.
“There’s been an undeniable shadow in my life recently — an absence in presence, a missing voice in the chorus that forms the circle of my closest friends. It’s a shadow, too, that touches my work — journalism — and sometimes [...]

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Clinton and Lawrence in joint appeal to Iran to free Maziar Bahari

September 26, 2009

“The U.S. and Canada are making a joint plea to Iran to resolve several cases of Americans and Canadians detained or missing in Iran,” reports AP in a story carried by The Charleston Daily Mail. “The statement was issued in New York by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, [...]

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Ahmadinejad promises to help Maziar Bahari

September 24, 2009

In a joint Newsweek/Washington Post interview, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was asked whether he would consider releasing Maziar Bahari on humanitarian grounds. “I would like all prisoners to be released, but I am not the judge,” he answered. “The judge has to decide on this.”
Before ending the interview President Ahmadinejad was asked: “So, Mr. [...]

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As Canadian delegation walks out on Ahmadinejad speech, Globe and Mail calls for Canada to do more for Maziar Bahari

September 24, 2009

“Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon led a Canadian walkout as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his address to the United Nations General Assembly last night,” reports The Globe and Mail this morning. “Now Canada needs to find its voice, publicly, on behalf of the jailed Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari.”
The Globe and Mail

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