Radio Farda Employee Leaves Iran

Parnaz Azima, a Radio Farda correspondent, has left Iran, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
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Parnaz Azima, a Radio Farda correspondent, has left Iran, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The organization said she was “a virtual prisoner” in that country for more than eight months.

She is a citizen of both countries; her Iranian passport was taken when she arrived in Tehran in January. She has been charged with acting against Iranian national security and spreading anti-Iranian propaganda by working for “counterrevolutionary” Radio Farda. Criminal charges against her have not been lifted.

The organization says the case against her remains active and the deed to her mother’s house, offered in lieu of bail, has not been returned. Azima rejects the charges.

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