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Western journalists among arrested in Iran

Western journalists among arrested in Iran

TEHRAN, June 24 (UPI) -- Western journalists are among the reporters being detained in Iran following a government crackdown on post-election coverage, news organizations reported.

North Korea plays hardball with Obama over jailed reporters

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor after being found guilty of the "grave crime" of illegally crossing into North Korea. Hard labor in the North Korean prison system could easily be tantamount to a death sentence, but it seems at least possible that the increasingly unpredictable regime in Pyongyang may be prepared to let them go in return for major concessions from the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Freed reporter goes to Austria

Freed reporter goes to Austria

VIENNA, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. free-lance journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Vienna Friday, following her release from a Tehran prison where she was held for spying.
Journalist freed from Tehran prison

Journalist freed from Tehran prison

TEHRAN, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. free-lance journalist Roxana Saberi was released from a Tehran prison Monday, her attorney said.

Iranian court hears Saberi appeal

TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) -- The appeals process began Sunday for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran on charges of being a spy, her father told CNN.
Iranian court to hear Saberi appeal

Iranian court to hear Saberi appeal

TEHRAN, May 9 (UPI) -- Roxana Saberi's lawyer says he's optimistic the jailed U.S.-Iranian reporter will be acquitted after an appeal to be heard Sunday in Tehran.
Appeal to be heard; Saberi resumes eating

Appeal to be heard; Saberi resumes eating

TEHRAN, May 6 (UPI) -- An Iranian appeals court will review the espionage conviction of imprisoned U.S. free-lance journalist Roxana Saberi next week, a judiciary spokesman said.
Hunger-striking Saberi fed intravenously

Hunger-striking Saberi fed intravenously

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi, on a hunger strike in an Iran prison to protest her spying conviction, was hospitalized to get nourishment, her father said.

Press group on hunger strike for Saberi

PARIS, April 28 (UPI) -- Reporters Without Borders members began a hunger strike in Paris Tuesday for the Iranian-American journalist sentenced to prison in Iran on spying charges.

Jesse Jackson seeks trip to Iran

CHICAGO, April 26 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he will try to get to Iran in the near future to secure the release of a jailed U.S. journalist.

Jailed reporter on hunger strike

TEHRAN, April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. reporter Roxana Saberi has vowed not to eat until she is freed from an Iranian prison in Tehran, her father said Saturday.
Jailed reporter can appeal conviction

Jailed reporter can appeal conviction

TEHRAN, April 24 (UPI) -- The head of Tehran's judiciary says a three-judge panel will issue a "strong and fair" ruling in the case of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.
Ahmadinejad mum on Saberi's release

Ahmadinejad mum on Saberi's release

TEHRAN, April 22 (UPI) -- Iran's president wouldn't say whether his government would release the Iranian-American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison for spying.
Iran court to review journalist spy case

Iran court to review journalist spy case

TEHRAN, April 20 (UPI) -- Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi's espionage conviction will be reviewed expeditiously, the head of Iran's judiciary said Monday.
Ahmadinejad uses Saberi as puppet to play Obama

Ahmadinejad uses Saberi as puppet to play Obama

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi has become the latest pawn to be manipulated by the government of Iran as it plays for time while developing its nuclear-weapons program at breakneck speed.
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Copies of the book of "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" written by Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi wait to be signed by the author in Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, California on April 21, 2010. UPI/Mohammad Kheirkhah
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Roxana Saberi (Persian: رکسانا صابری) (born April 26, 1977) is an Iranian-American journalist who was arrested in Iran in February 2009 for working as a reporter without press credentials, which were revoked in 2006. On April 8, 2009, the Iranian government charged Saberi with espionage, and she was subsequently sentenced to an eight-year prison term. An appeals court reduced the charge against her from espionage to that of possessing classified information, and reduced her eight-year prison term to a two-year suspended sentence, and she was released on May 11, 2009.

Saberi was born in Belleville, New Jersey, the daughter of Reza Saberi, who was born in Iran, and Akiko Saberi, who is from Japan. When she was six months old, her family moved to Fargo, North Dakota. Graduating with honors from Fargo North High School in 1994, Roxana played piano and soccer, and took part in Key Club and danceline. Saberi was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2007.

She graduated in 1997 from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with degrees in Communication and French. Saberi also played for the Cobbers soccer team in both the 1994 and 1996 seasons.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roxana Saberi."
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