The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil and human rights organization, joined calls demanding that journalist Roxana Saberi be released from a prison in Tehran, Iran, where political prisoners are routinely detained.
Floyd Mori, National Executive Director of the JACL, stated: “Japanese Americans are well aware of the failure to provide due process. Basic human rights demand that Ms. Saberi not be held on bogus charges and that her family be allowed to communicate with her and have access to their daughter. In a contemporary global world, nobody should have to be subjected to the kind of incarceration and unknown treatment that Ms. Saberi is apparently having to endure. The JACL joins many other world human rights advocates in demanding the immediate release of Roxana Saberi.”
JACL National President, Larry Oda states that “The JACL urges the Iranian government to release Ms. Saberi and asks that she be given permission to return to her home country, the United States.”