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Clinton Calls for Roxana's Release

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Robert Mackey of The New York Times and other outlets reported Secretary of State Clinton’s call today for Roxana’s release. Mackey’s post provides a round-up of recent coverage and was kind enough to mention our blog.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday for Iran to release an American reporter, Roxana Saberi, who was detained in Tehran in January. Iranian news sources reported earlier on Wednesday that Ms. Saberi has been charged with espionage.

Reuters reports that Mrs. Clinton said that she was “deeply concerned” and called for the “speedy release” of Ms. Saberi. An Iranian judge, identified by the single name Heydarifard, told state television in Iran: “Journalism for this accused … was a cover to collect information and intelligence and transfer them to America’s intelligence service.” Mr. Heydarifard said Saberi would go on trial next week.

Written by Keith Kamisugi

April 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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  1. Hey,

    Medill alum here who’s been following this story and would like to help… Please e-mail me if there’s anything specific I can do.

    Alexis Grant

    Alexis Grant

    April 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  2. Thanks so much Alexis. I’ll be in touch with you.

    Keith Kamisugi

    April 8, 2009 at 4:55 pm


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