Sunday, July 05, 2009

Salon: The Iason Athanasiadis Story

Iran: "The guest is God's friend"

The detention of journalist Iason Athanasiadis is a legal abomination -- and a breach of Iranian hospitality

By Sandy Tolan

Photos by Iason Athanasiadis

View a slide show of Iran photos by Iason Athanasiadis.

July 2, 2009 | Journalism's deepest, most honest contributions inevitably spring from on-the-ground reporting, unencumbered by policy agendas in Washington, London or other foreign capitals. That's what epitomizes the work of my friend and colleague Iason Athanasiadis, and it's why his detention by Iranian authorities, on June 17 when trying to board a flight out of Iran, is so troubling.... (more)

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