Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why journalism matters: Roxana Saberi

The New York Times
April 18, 2009
Iran Sentences U.S. Journalist to 8 Years

Iran Sentences American Journalist to 8 Years
TEHRAN — Iran has sentenced an Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, to eight years in prison after convicting her of spying for the United States, her lawyer said Saturday.

The State Department has called the charges against Ms. Saberi, 31, baseless and has demanded her release.

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