Roxana Saberi Freed

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In past posts you've heard me talk about journalist Roxana Saberi and just in case you haven't heard - Saberi was set free this week and plans to return back to the states:

"Roxana Saberi, the US-Iranian journalist released from jail in Iran on Monday, has thanked all those who helped to win her freedom," the BBC reported on Tuesday. She was freed after four months in prison when an eight-year term on charges of spying for the US was cut. She denied the charges. Speaking publicly for the first time since her release, Ms Saberi said she was happy to be free. She said she was looking forward to spending some time with her family. Ms Saberi's imprisonment drew international attention and sparked protests calling for her release. She is now able to leave Iran, but has been banned from working as a journalist there for five years. Speaking outside her home in Tehran, she said: 'I am very happy that I have been released and reunited with my father and mother. I am very grateful to all the people who knew me or didn't know me and helped for my release. I don't have any specific plans for the time being. I want to stay with my parents,' she said. Her parents live in Fargo, N.D.
One down. Two to go.