Jailed Journo on Hunger Strike in Iran

Saberi hasn't eaten in five days, father says
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 8:50 AM CDT
Northwestern University students rally in support of alum Roxana Saberi on April 23, 2009, in Evanston, Ill.   (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
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(Newser) – The father of jailed journalist Roxana Saberi says his daughter stopped eating 5 days ago, the BBC reports. "I'm very worried," Reza Saberi said. Saberi, 31, an Iranian-American reporter, was convicted of being a US spy and sentenced to 8 years in jail in Iran. Her appeal is expected to be heard in the next week or so, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged Tehran's top prosecutor to be fair.