Iran Frees Journalist Roxana Saberi

Monday, May 11, 2009

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi has just been released from an Iranian prison. Saberi was convicted last month of spying for the United States in a quick trial that was closed to the public. Her incarceration caused an international uproar and President Obama asked for her release. Saberi's lawyer said today that an appeals court in Iran reduced her jail term for spying from eight years to a two-year suspended sentence. For more we turn to New York Times' reporter Nazila Fathi and then to Jon Leyne, the BBC's Tehran correspondent.

Did Irani officials bow to pressure in the Saberi case? For more information, watch this video from the Associated Press.


Nazila Fathi and Jon Leyne

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Comments [1]


how many times did they waterboard her?

May. 11 2009 12:15 PM

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