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May 16, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Julia Damianova
With Austria helping to secure her release, Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Vienna on Friday, days after she was released from prison in Iran following an appeals court decision suspending her sentence on an espionage charge. Saberi and her parents left Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport for the Austrian capital, where they were greeted by United States Consulate officials, an American Embassy representative said.
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July 6, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
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.
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April 19, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman
An Iranian American journalist accused of spying for the U.S. was sentenced Saturday by an Iranian court to eight years in prison, a move likely to put a chill on the Obama administration's efforts to improve relations with Tehran. Roxana Saberi, 31, who had reported for the BBC and National Public Radio, faced espionage charges during a trial Monday before Iran's Revolutionary Court. "The eight-year sentence is true. I will appeal the verdict," said Saberi's lawyer, Abdul-Samad Khorramshahi.
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May 16, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Julia Damianova
With Austria helping to secure her release, Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Vienna on Friday, days after she was released from prison in Iran following an appeals court decision suspending her sentence on an espionage charge. Saberi and her parents left Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport for the Austrian capital, where they were greeted by United States Consulate officials, an American Embassy representative said.
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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.
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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.
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March 9, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
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.
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March 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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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.
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July 6, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
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.
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May 13, 2009 | Associated Press
A joyful Roxana Saberi on Tuesday thanked those who helped win her release after four months in a Tehran prison on espionage charges. Speaking to reporters in Tehran for the first time since her release Monday, a smiling Saberi said she did not have any specific plans but wanted to spend time with her family. Saberi, who at one point was on hunger strike in prison, looked thin but energetic.
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May 12, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
A copy of a classified Iranian government report about the U.S. war in Iraq in the possession of journalist Roxana Saberi was a key piece of evidence that led to her conviction on espionage charges, one of the Iranian American journalist's lawyers disclosed Monday.
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May 11, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
Lawyers for jailed journalist Roxana Saberi said they pursued a vigorous and lengthy defense of their client at an appeals court hearing Sunday that they hope could shave time off the Iranian American's eight-year prison sentence. And though no Iranian official has indicated that the longtime North Dakota resident would be released from prison any time soon, the lawyers said they were optimistic the terms of her punishment would be amended.
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May 7, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An American journalist jailed in Iran on charges of spying for the U.S. has ended her two-week hunger strike for health reasons, her father said Roxana Saberi, a 32-year-old dual Iranian American citizen, was convicted last month of espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison after a one-day trial behind closed doors. The U.S. has called the charges against her baseless and demanded she be freed.
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May 1, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramin Mostaghim
International intrigue, a hunger strike and the motives of a teary-eyed boyfriend conspire in the tale of jailed American journalist Roxana Saberi. That this is unfolding in an Iran humming with political ploys and the whir of nuclear centrifuges makes it all the more tantalizing. Saberi is in Tehran's Evin Prison, sentenced to eight years on charges of spying for U.S. intelligence services -- an accusation she denies.
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April 26, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman
An American journalist convicted by Iran of spying for the U.S. has gone on a hunger strike to protest her eight-year prison sentence, her father said Saturday. Reza Saberi said his daughter, Roxana, 31, began her hunger strike in Tehran's Evin Prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced last weekend after a one-day trial in which she was found guilty of charges that she had used her role as a reporter to spy for U.S. intelligence services.
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April 23, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Jeffrey Fleishman
His girlfriend is in jail for espionage and acclaimed Kurdish Iranian film director Bahman Ghobadi is thinking about packing up his scripts and editing equipment and heading to Europe. He is tired, he says, of censors and Islamic politics intruding upon his life and art. But Ghobadi, director of spare, poetic films such as "A Time for Drunken Horses," doesn't want to go anywhere until his girlfriend, Roxana Saberi, is freed on appeal.
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