Iran Sentaces American Journalist to Prison
Iran Sentences American Journalist to Prison
An American journalist from Fargo was convicted in Iran of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison reported the Star Tribune. Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran, was arrested last January in Iran, and accused of working without press credentials. Earlier this month an Iranian judge set a much more serious allegation against her; she was accused of spying for the United States and sentenced to 8 years in prison. The New York Times reported that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is disappointed by what she is calling baseless charges against Saberi, and fears for her safety, specially because such charges could have lead to the death penalty. Her lawyer says he will appeal the verdict and the U.S. government is doing everything they can to get her released.