Dorothy Parvaz, a Doha-based web producer for Al Jazeera English, has apparently disappeared in Syria.
She is known to have disembarked from a Qatar Airways flight in Damascus on Friday, but her hotel says she never checked in.
The Al Jazeera Network is demanding the Syrian government disclose any information it has on her whereabouts.
Says the network:
“We are concerned for Dorothy’s safety and wellbeing. We are requesting full cooperation from the Syrian authorities to determine how she was processed at the airport and what her current location is. We want her returned to us immediately.”
Parvaz has triple citizenship in Canada, the United States and Iran - her birthplace.
Having worked with her at AJE - if briefly - I feel confident in adding that she is a professional, and would be unlikely to have provoked authorities in any way.