American Journo Goes on Trial in Iran

Dual citizen accused of spying for US; verdict expected within weeks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 5:18 AM CDT
Reza Saberi, the father of American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been in jail for more than 2 months in Iran, is seen in Tehran on Thursday April 9, 2009.    (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
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(Newser) – A dual American-Iranian citizen accused of spying for the US has gone on trial in Iran, reports Reuters. Iranian authorities say freelance journalist Roxana Saberi is being tried behind closed doors and a verdict is expected within 2 to 3 weeks. US authorities have called the accusations "baseless" and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Iran to free Saberi without delay.