Free After Protests

Free After Protests

by
Undated photo released by the family of imprisoned Iranian-American shows journalist Roxana Saberi in Tehran, Iran
Roxana Saberi, the U.S.-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran last month on spying charges, has been released after her conviction was reduced on appeal to a suspended sentence. Her case sparked protests by human rights groups, the U.S. and Europe.

"They (Iranian officials) surely must have felt the weight of
international pressure," said U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, where Saberi grew up.

THE LAST FIREWALL AGAINST THE LIES

Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: