April 15, 2009 |
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 |
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 9, 2009 |
An American journalist detained in Iran showed no signs of physical torture during a visit from a lawyer, her father, Reza Saberi, said in Fargo. The Iran Foreign Ministry has said Roxana Saberi, 31, was detained because she continued working after the government revoked her press credentials in 2006. She has reported for National Public Radio and other media. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for Saberi's release.
March 4, 2009 |
Iran's judiciary spokesman said a U.S. journalist detained about a month ago was being held in a prison north of the capital, Tehran. Ali Reza Jamshidi said 31-year-old Roxana Saberi was being held in Evin prison on a court order. He refused to provide further details. A day earlier, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hasan Qashqavi said that Saberi was engaged in "illegal" activities because she continued working in Iran after the government revoked her press credentials in 2006.
April 20, 2009
Re "Iran alleges Internet-based plot to weaken government," April 12 Iran's detention and conviction of Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi is undoubtedly groundless and disturbingly arbitrary. In past months the Iranian government has shuttered human rights advocacy centers, banned groups with Western ties and jailed countless activists, journalists and scientists, including Kamiar and Arash Alaei, whose participation in international AIDS conferences and information-sharing with foreign doctors landed them in Tehran's Evin Prison nine months ago. Treating AIDS is not a crime, and neither is talking about public health.
July 6, 2009 |
The top figure of Iran's nascent political reform movement, opposition presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, will launch a political party to pursue his goals, a reformist newspaper reported Sunday. Iranian officials, meanwhile, released a jailed European journalist and the lawyer of an imprisoned employee of the British Embassy in Tehran said he was confident that his client's case would be resolved.