Iran to Hear Detained Journo's Appeal Next Week

Iranian officials continue to deny that Saberi is on hunger strike
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 3:10 PM CDT
Members of Reporters Without Borders, hold placards with the picture of American journalist Roxana Saberi jailed in Iran, outside the Iran Air office in Paris, April 28, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will get her chance to overturn or lighten an 8-year prison sentence for spying early next week, when an Iranian court will hear her appeal, Reuters reports. Saberi’s father said the 32-year-old is “very weak,” having been on hunger strike for two weeks. Iranian officials deny that Saberi has refused food.