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July 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Scores of protesters, many of them Iranian Americans, marched from Capitol Hill to the White House on Saturday, most holding Iranian flags and chanting demands for the U.S. to take more action in response to Iran's disputed election. After marching through several blocks of downtown Washington, more than 200 people rallied in front of the White House. They shouted demands for President Obama and leaders of other countries to "reject the sham elections, impose complete sanctions!"
July 11, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Watching the impassioned crowds surge through Tehran's tense streets, pop singer Andy Madadian wanted to take action. But how? An Armenian native of Iran who has lived for three decades in Los Angeles, Madadian avoids direct involvement in his homeland's politics. But as Iran was plunged into crisis last month by a fiercely disputed presidential election, the man known as "the Persian Elvis" wanted to send a musical message of sympathy and support to his countrymen.
July 7, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim and Alexandra Zavis
Several months ago, Pouneh, a 24-year-old Iranian American college student, announced to her father that she would be voting for opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi in the Iranian presidential election. After Mousavi lost, she joined thousands of demonstrators in Westwood calling the results a fraud. Avesta, her 70-year-old father, shakes his head over what he sees as his daughter's youthful naivete.
American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted on the charge of spying, left Iran early today. Saberi's lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshahi, said the 32-year-old dual Iranian American citizen had left for Europe, but he did not say which country. She was freed Monday after an appeals court reduced her sentence from eight years to a two-year suspended sentence.
April 15, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
The trial of an Iranian American journalist facing espionage charges is over and her fate rests in the hands of a judge who will deliver a verdict in the next three weeks, a judiciary official in Tehran told reporters Tuesday. The spokesman for Iran's judiciary said 31-year-old Roxana Saberi, an American-born dual U.S. and Iranian national, had her day in court Monday.
April 4, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi
The parents of an Iranian American journalist being detained in an Iranian prison were scheduled to arrive in Tehran this weekend to help secure the release of their daughter, who has been locked up for more than two months. Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old onetime beauty queen and Northwestern University graduate, is being held in Tehran's Evin Prison on unspecified charges. Her Iranian American father and Japanese American mother left their Fargo, N.D.
March 7, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
Poised and articulate, Roxana Saberi took to the airwaves like a natural, delivering a pitch-perfect television report about developments in Iran for the British Broadcasting Corp. in the summer of 2006. The folks in London were impressed. "She could film, edit, upload video," recalls her boss, Frances Harrison, who was then the BBC's Tehran bureau chief and now lives in London. "She could do radio. She could do television. She could do online."
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