Journalist thanks Greece after release from Iranian jail

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 8, 2009 19:24

British-Greek journalist Iason Athanasiadis, who was released from jail in Iran, said Wednesday that he was kept in isolation for nearly three weeks. Athanasiadis, a freelance reporter who had been working for The Washington Times, said he was questioned frequently but not otherwise mistreated before his weekend release. He met Wednesday with Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and thanked her for playing a key role in ending his imprisonment. He also publicly thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, for his appeal to Iranian authorities.


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