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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