Iason is Free!

Great news today from Tehran. Colleague Iason Athanasiadis, who was detained by Iranian authorities after reporting on the disputed elections last month, was released after more than two weeks in detention. The government of Greece and officials of the Greek Orthodox Church had been pushing hard for this. According to today’s news reports, Iason was the only non-Iranian journalist being held. Things in Iran are clearly in turmoil after yesterday’s announcement by leading clerics that the election results were invalid and the government crackdown unjustifiable. Anyway, welcome back Iason!