Iranian-American Journalist Charged With Spying

April 8, 2009 lead


WASHINGTON, DC (April 8, 2009) – Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been detained in Iran’s Evin prison for three months and who was thought to be facing imminent release, has instead now been charged with spying.

Tehran’s deputy prosecutor of the Iranian Revolutionary Court Hassan Haddad told the Iranian Students News Agency that Saberi’s charge of espionage has been forwarded to the court and that she has accepted all charges against her.

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