AFP reported on Thursday that the missing Aljazeera journalist is being held in Tehran.

A statement issued by Aljazeera TV yesterday said that its journalist is in a prison in Tehran and that it has asked Iranian officials for information about her and called for her immediate release.

According to AFP, Aljazeera TV reported on Wednesday that its journalist Dorothy Parvaz who has been missing since she arrived at Damascus airport on April 29 is being held in Tehran.

An Aljazeera spokesman said: "We have now received information that she is being held in Tehran. We are calling for information from the Iranian authorities, access to Dorothy, and for her immediate release.”