May 10, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 10, 2009, an Iranian court suspended the espionage sentence of US journalist Roxana Saberi and later released her from prison. Saberi was originally arrested in March 2009 for buying a bottle of wine, which is illegal under Iranian law. However, she was subsequently accused of passing ...[read more]
May 11, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
US journalist Roxana Saberi was released from an Iranian prison Monday after an Iranian court of appeals on Sunday reduced her eight-year sentence for espionage to two years and then suspended the sentence. According to statements from Saberi's lawyer, the court determined that the espionage cha... ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
Spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary Alireza Jamshidi said Tuesday that the appeal of US journalist Roxana Saberi will be heard next week. Saberi was convicted of spying for the US and sentenced to eight years in jail in Evin, an Iranian jail noted for its population of dissidents and political ...[read more]
May 3, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced Saturday that Iran's judiciary will fairly review the espionage conviction of US journalist Roxana Saberi, adding that ules and regulations in Iran equally apply to all individuals who violate the law. Mottaki's statement cam... ...[read more]
April 21, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The lawyer for imprisoned US journalist Roxana Saberi on Tuesday appealed her recent conviction for espionage. A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary reportedly said that he hoped her eight-year sentence would be changed. On Monday, Iran's top judge Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrud urged a... ...[read more]
April 20, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Iran's judiciary on Monday ordered fair appellate proceedings for a US journalist convicted this week of espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison. Iran's top judge Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi said the appeal by journalist Roxana Saberi, a dual US-Iran citizen who was original... ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday issued an order to prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi to recognize the legal rights of detained journalists Roxana Saberi and Hossein Derakhshan, according to a report by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). According to the IRNA, the letter ...[read more]
April 18, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The Revolutionary Court of Iran convicted US journalist Roxana Saberi of espionage earlier, sentencing her to eight years in prison, according to her lawyer Saturday. The trial, in which Saberi was accused of passing classified information to US intelligence agencies, was conducted earlier this ...[read more]
April 14, 2009
by Adrienne Lester
A spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary announced Tuesday that an imprisoned US journalist was tried on espionage charges Monday. The Revolutionary Court of Iran conducted the trial of Roxana Saberi, accused of passing classified information to US intelligence agencies, in proceedings closed to ...[read more]

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