October 1st, 2012
11:44 PM ET

Ahmadinejad's photographer applies for asylum in U.S.

A cameraman who accompanied Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York for the U.N. General Assembly has applied for asylum in the United States, and "he's afraid to return to Iran," his attorney said Monday.

New York City-based lawyer Paul O'Dwyer, who said he is working with U.S. authorities on behalf of Hassan Golkanbhan, said his client is afraid of persecution because of his perceived political beliefs.

"He's perceived as not being a supporter, or being an opponent of the Iranian regime," O'Dwyer said. "Somebody who has betrayed the regime and who can no longer be trusted by them."

O'Dwyer said while the cameraman didn't have any suspicion cast on him before his trip to New York, "there were things that he was expected to do that he was uncomfortable with doing," and "while he was here... his position on certain things became known to the Iranian government."

When Golkanbhan's part of the Iranian delegation returned home last Thursday after Ahmadinejad's addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday, the cameraman stayed behind, O'Dwyer said.


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August 31st, 2012
11:50 PM ET

Priest: 'Teenage victim... the seducer'

CNN's Deb Feyerick investigates controversial remarks that New York priest Benedict Groeschel gave to the National Catholic Register concerning pedophiles and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

In their statement, the Franciscan Friars say that Father Benedict never intended to excuse the abuse or implicate the victims.  They say in recent months his physical and mental health have been failing, and while its not an excuse it may suggest, they believe, why a man they consider so compassionate, could be so wrong.

May 4th, 2012
10:02 PM ET

Website denies advertising prostitution

Critics say a website's adult services page is advertising prostitution. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.

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April 2nd, 2012
09:52 PM ET

George Zimmerman video enhanced

CNN's Deb Feyerick views an enhanced, high-resolution version of the video showing Zimmerman after he shot Trayvon Martin.

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October 12th, 2011
11:49 PM ET

Video: Victims blamed in triple murder trial

CNN's Deb Feyerick explains why the defense in a triple murder trial is blaming the victims in closing arguments.

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