A district court in Minnesota decided not to pursue criminal trespassing charges, but left open the possibility that the case could be refiled. Alan’s attorney is considering filing a lawsuit for rights violations. Alan was covering an anti-pipeline protest for a book and article.
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Journalist, author, and Homelands cofounder Alan Weisman was arrested on June 7 while covering the Line 3 anti-pipeline protests in northern Minnesota. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for local officials to explain the arrest. Weisman was clearly working as a journalist at the time.
What a relief to hear that Iason Athanasiadis is in Dubai, confirmedly free! We are anxious to hear what happened from Iason himself. We know that Roxana Saberi, another colleague who was held in Iran, …
Rather than rewrite yesterday’s post (is that even allowed?) we thought we’d say that news of Iason’s release, which has been widely reported, is still at the “Iranian foreign ministry officials confirmed” level of certainty. …