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Observer journalist jailed in Iraq

Title
Observer journalist jailed in Iraq
Genre
Interview
TX Date
2 Nov 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:02
Description
Observer Editor Donald Trelford on the paper’s journalist Farzad Bazoft who is being held in an Iraqi jail on charges of spying for Israel. Trelford dismisses claims Bazoft was recruited to the paper by the Israeli Secret Service; denounces Iraq’s appalling treatment of him; and on the great danger the Iranian born reporter is in. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Donald Trelford
Keywords
Iran; Israel; Espionage; Imprisonment; Journalists; Iraq; The Observer; Farzad Bazoft

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