Monday, May 11, 2009

Roxana Saberi Freed

NYTimes - Roxana Saberi was freed today.  An Iranian appeals court reducted her sentence to two years suspended sentence, and her parents went to the prison to pick her up.  Her father reports that she is in good condition and good spirits, and she is expected to return to the United States in a few days.  

The Committee to Protect Journalists released a statement, that while they were "thrilled" by her release, several more journalists remain imprisoned in Iran and there is much concern about the conditions under which they are being held.  The CPJ monitors worldwide information regarding journalists imprisoned, injured, or killed.  As of December 2008, 125 journalists remained imprisoned around the world.  

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