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Jailed Journalist in Iran 'Very Depressed'

But US parents reassured Saberi alive after she meets lawyer

(Newser) - The Iranian-American journalist being held at a notorious Tehran jail met with her lawyer yesterday, offering her parents in North Dakota the first proof that she is alive. Roxana Saberi has lived in Iran for six years but was arrested a month ago; officials say she's being held for working... More »

'Missing' Journalist Is in Tehran Jail: Iran

Freelancer locked up after allegedly buying a bottle of wine

(Newser) - A day after an Iranian-American journalist's father said her whereabouts were unknown after an arrest a month ago, Iran today said she is being held in a Tehran jail for political prisoners, Reuters reports. The Iran foreign ministry said Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old who has reported for the BBC and... More »

Freed Scholar Recounts Iran Prison Ordeal

Esfandiari recalls determination not to 'succumb to despair'

(Newser) - It took a daily routine for Haleh Esfandiari to stay level-headed during her 105-day stint in Iran's notorious Evin prison. The Iranian-American scholar paced her room for 3 to 4 hours a day, read, and wrote a book in her head to ward off depression. She was treated respectfully, but... More »

American Scholar to See Release From Iranian Prison

Held on charges of plotting revolution

(Newser) - One of two Iranian-American scholars jailed in Iran on charges of conspiring with the US government to foment revolution will be freed from prison today if bail is posted. Held in Teheran’s infamous Evin prison since May, Haleh Esfandiari will be released on a $333,000 bail, the AP... More »

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