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Roxana Saberi speaks about her new book in Palo Alto, California
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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