Maziar Bahari

Maziar Bahari

London-based, Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari was reporting for Newsweek magazine when he was arrested without charge during the 2009 Iranian Election Protests. He was held for 118 days until the Iranian state was forced by international pressure to release him. In absentia Bahari has been sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison, and 74 lashes.