Newsweek's Bahari released on bail in Iran

October 17, 2009 5:24 PM ET

Bahari (Newsweek)

Reacting to the release of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari on bail in Iran today, we issued the following statement: “We are greatly relieved that Maziar Bahari is out on bail and at home with his family in Tehran,” said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. “We hope the many journalists who remain jailed in Iran will also be released soon.” Bahari was arrested on June 21. His wife, Paola Gourley, is expecting their first child on October 26 and has experienced complications during her pregnancy.

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