Newsweek Reporter Seized and Detained in Iran

Via Newsweek: One of their reporters in Iran has been taken from his home by security officers.

Among the dozens of people arrested overnight in Tehran was NEWSWEEK reporter Maziar Bahari, who has covered Iran for the magazine for over a decade. Bahari was home asleep at 7 a.m. when several security officers showed up at his Tehran apartment. According to his mother, who lives with the 41-year-old reporter and documentary filmmaker, the men did not identify themselves. They seized Bahari's laptop and several videotapes. Assuring her that he would be their guest, they then left with Bahari. He has not been heard from since.

Reporters Without Borders says more than 20 Iranian journalists and bloggers have been detained since last week's elections.

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    That's the risk of employing a local (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 11:10:26 PM EST
    I doubt if there's much Newsweek can do for him.

    I feel oddly detached from this whole Iranian situation. I know enough to know that I don't know much.

    You might have just (none / 0) (#5)
    by phat on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 12:35:00 AM EST
    explained everything I think about this.

    I feel detached, in that I know that I don't think that there's anything any average American can have any influence on what's going on over there. I also hope that our government aren't doing stupid things in an attempt to influence what's going on over there.



    He's Canadian... (none / 0) (#6)
    by dutchfox on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 07:14:35 AM EST
    according to a report just now on Democracy Now.

    Thanks much (none / 0) (#4)
    by lcdrrek on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 12:30:59 AM EST

    I wanted to comment and thank you for your GREAT blog.  As a non attorney I find your writing to be quite informative and understandable.  Keep on Keepin' on.