Monday, May 11, 2009
Free After Protests
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.
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