Seven Baha’i prisoners face a death-penalty trial Saturday in Iran amid calls for their release from a U.S. panel on religious freedom. Responding to a letter from Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist who spent four months in an Iranian jail earlier this year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) demanded the seven prisoners be freed rather than stand trial on charges of espionage and religious violations.
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi returned to the United States on Friday after enduring a 100-day ordeal in an Iranian jail. Landing at Washington’s Dulles International Airport on a flight from Vienna, Austria, a smiling Saberi said she was feeling “very good.” Saberi thanked those who campaigned for her release, including her supporters in Iran. “The one thing that kept me going when I was in prison was singing the national anthem to myself,” said Saberi, flanked by her parents
Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said Monday that journalist Roxana Saberi’s sentence was commuted as a gesture of "Islamic mercy" because she expressed regret and cooperated with authorities. Some Iranian sources also tell CNN her release is a gesture to President Obama who publicly insisted Saberi had not been spying for the United States.
Iran will release imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, her father said Monday. Reza Saberi told CNN before 4 p.m
An Iranian court started an appeal hearing Sunday for a U.S. journalist imprisoned in Tehran, the woman’s father told CNN. Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was convicted in April on espionage charges in a one-day trial that was closed to the public
A U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran has stopped her hunger strike after more than two weeks, her father said Wednesday
A U.S. journalist imprisoned for spying in Iran and in the midst of a hunger strike was admitted to the prison hospital to receive nourishment, her father said Tuesday. Roxana Saberi was taken to the hospital at Tehran’s Evin prison on Friday and was fed intravenously before being returned to her cell, according to Reza Saberi, who said his daughter looked “weak and frail” when he saw her on Monday
The father of a U.S. journalist jailed for espionage in Iran said he was summoned to court Wednesday and questioned about his daughter’s hunger strike. Reza Saberi said the court asked him questions about a hunger strike that his daughter, Roxana Saberi, started after being sentenced last week to eight years in prison
A U.S. journalist jailed in Iran for espionage is on a hunger strike, and plans to keep it up until she is freed, her father told CNN on Saturday. Roxana Saberi, 31, was sentenced last week to eight years in prison after a one-day trial that was closed to the public
A journalist in Iran and two others in North Korea represent a tiny percentage of journalists worldwide who have been arrested for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group.