The AP reports today that Roxana’s father, Reza Saberi, demanded his daughter’s release and his commitment to remain in Iran until she’s freed:
The father of a jailed American journalist charged by Iran with espionage called Thursday for his daughter’s release and said he will not leave the country until she is freed.
“I demand them to release my daughter as soon as possible so that she can return to her normal life and continue her job,” Saberi’s father told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. “I will stay here until she is freed.”
The U.S. government has been pressing for Saberi’s release and the new charge this week was a setback at a time when President Barack Obama has expressed a willingness to talk with Iran after many years of rocky relations under the former U.S. administration.