US Journalist Goes on Hunger Strike
An American journalist imprisoned in Iran for allegedly spying is on her fifth day of a hunger strike on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune.
The journalist's father said the woman will not stop her strike until she is freed.
Roxana Saberi, who is a citizen of both Iran and the U.S. turned 32 on Sunday, was sentenced last week to eight years in prison after a one-day closed trial. She began her strike to protest her imprisonment, her father said.
The Tribune article reports this is a great cause of tension between Iran and the U.S. at a time when President Obama wants to discuss engagement.
Saberi's father also told the BBC that he was very worried about his daughter, and that while he tried to explain how dangerous that was, she wouldn't allow him to protest her decision.
Saberi's sentence will go in front of an appeals court, and could be commuted, according to the BBC.