Feminist Daily News Wire
May 11, 2009
Roxana Saberi Freed From Iranian Prison
Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist who was awaiting an appeal of a baseless espionage conviction, was released from prison today.
According to the Washington Post, Iranian authorities have reduced Saberi’s sentence from 8 years to a 2-year suspended sentence. This means that if she commits a crime in the next 5 years, the 2-year sentence would go into effect. Saberi is also banned from working as a reporter in Iran for the next 5 years. Her release comes after a five-hour appeal hearing, according to the BBC.
Media Resources: Washington Post 5/11/09; Feminist Daily Newswire 5/7/09; BBC 5/11/09
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