Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dorothy Parvaz, of North Vancouver, A journalist Still Missing in Syria - 3rd May 2011

A B.C. journalist working for the Al-Jazeera network is missing in Syria, the news organization says.

Dorothy Parvaz, of North Vancouver, has not been heard from since Friday, when she disembarked from a flight in Damascus, Syria, and did not check in at her hotel, the network reported Tuesday.

The country has been wracked by battles between authorities and pro-democracy protesters for several weeks.

Parvaz's family is desperate to hear from her.

"We don't know where she is, we don't know who has her," her sister, Sheila Parvaz told CBC News Tuesday. "We just want to know she's safe and we want her to come home."

Parvaz was born in Iran and is travelling on an Iranian passport, which prompted the foreign minister of Iran to ask for more information on Parvaz's fate.

"We demand … the government of Syria look into this case," Ali Akbar Salehi said in an Al-Jazeera report. Read More