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Thomas Erdbrink: Identity is taken, after revocation a work permit in Iran

Thomas Erdbrink has a feeling that his identity has been taken now that he is no longer as a correspondent in Iran to be allowed to go to work, ” he says in a recent interview with Esquire magazine.

“I’ve spent seventeen years working in the uk and Us media, the story of Iran told me, and now I am going to remain silent. In addition, it is just annoying to work with not to be able to do it. As a protestant, I am still alive.”

In the NIS, and The New York Times correspondent, may be not as an accredited journalist in Iran is to work. The Iranian government has to its accreditation, in april this year, expired, not been renewed.

It is not clear why the resolution Erdbrink has not been renewed. He had, however, last summer, in the hope to get back to work, because, according to the journalist, “have recently been significant steps in the direction of the solution have been taken.

Everything can make things unnecessarily more complicated to make

In a conversation with the fashion and lifestyletijdschrift let Erdbrink know it will not be able to tell you what the status of his work permit at this time. “All that I am now about to say, can make things unnecessarily complicated. If you don’t mind, I would prefer not to answer that question. Until now I’ve never talked to, but also because we are the behind-the-scenes to try to solve the problem.”

However, of late, the 43-year-old Erdbrink know that he is for the time being Iran is continuing to live in it. “It seems clear to me that I was in a band and have been with this land, a sense of family (Erdbrink, was married to the Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian, ed.). This is, of course, in good times and in bad.”

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