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Iran Says It Will Release US Journalist in 'Next Few Days'

31-year-old imprisoned for buying bottle of wine
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 2:05 PM CST

(Newser) – Iran will soon free Roxana Saberi, a journalist imprisoned more than a month ago, Reuters reports. Saberi was jailed after buying a bottle of wine, but held on concerns over her working papers. Tehran said its investigation is finished and that the 31-year old Iranian-American’s release is imminent, but the government's response may have mostly come from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s demand yesterday that Saberi be freed immediately. (Read more Iran stories.)

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