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Freed Saberi Arrives in Austria

Journalist promises to give details on case after recovering from prison ordeal

(Newser) - Freed US journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Austria today after leaving Iran, AP reports. A beaming Saberi—released this week after spending four months in an Iranian jail accused of spying—thanked all of her supporters. "Both journalists and non-journalists around the world supported me very much and it... More »

Smiling Saberi 'Happy' to Be Free

Father says she battled 'psychological pressure' in prison

(Newser) - Journalist Roxana Saberi says she’s “very happy” to be free and reunited with her parents and today thanked those who helped win her freedom from an Iranian prison, the AP reports. One of her lawyers said her conviction was partially because she had visited Israel, illegal for Iranian... More »

Reporter Jailed in Iran Ends Hunger Strike

Iranian judiciary denies strike, father says she's 'very weak'

(Newser) - Jailed journalist Roxana Saberi has ended her 2-week hunger strike a day after the Iranian judiciary said she'll get an appeal hearing on her spying conviction, Reuters reports. The Iranian-American consumed only dates and sweetened water and became "very weak," her father said. The hearing on Saberi's 8-year... More »

Journo May Seek Ayatollah Pardon

Appeal to top cleric may be Saberi's only chance of freedom

(Newser) - An Iranian-American journalist Iran sentenced to eight years in prison for alleged spying may seek a pardon from the country's supreme leader, CNN reports. Roxana Saberi's case is moving through the appeals process, which could lift—or lengthen—her sentence. Iranian officials stressed that only Ayatollah Khamenie has the power... More »

Clinton to Iran: Free Reporter

Secretary of State cites concerns over hunger-striking journalist's health

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton demanded that Iran release Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist held on accusations of spying, Reuters reports. “We have great concerns about Ms. Saberi’s health and well being,” Clinton said today, citing reports that Saberi is on hunger strike. The case raises questions about Iran’s... More »

US Journo 'Very Weak' in Iranian Jail: Father

As parents visit, Saberi vows to stretch hunger strike into second week

(Newser) - An American journalist jailed in Iran for allegedly spying for the US is vowing to remain on a hunger strike until she is freed even though she is "very weak," her father said today. Roxana Saberi has been on a hunger strike for a week, following her conviction... More »

Jailed Journo on Hunger Strike in Iran

Saberi hasn't eaten in five days, father says

(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... More »

Father of US Journo Jailed in Iran Demands Her Freedom

(Newser) - The father of the Iranian-American journalist jailed for spying in Iran says he will remain in the country until she is freed, the AP reports. “I demand them to release my daughter as soon as possible so that she can return to her normal life and continue her job,... More »

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