DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Missing journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who was held by Iranian authorities after being detained in Syria, arrived in her company’s home base of Qatar on Wednesday after winning her freedom.
Parvaz’s fiance, Todd Barker, said she called him early Wednesday from Qatar as she was clearing customs. Her employer, Al Jazeera, confirmed the release, saying she is “safe and well and back with us” in the capital Doha.
“I looked at my phone, saw it was her number and God, it was … unreal,” Barker told The Canadian Press.
The Iranian-born Parvaz, who also has Canadian and American citizenship, was detained in Syria while on assignment for the Doha-based Al Jazeera’s English-language channel.