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Saberi's case stirs up forgotten detentions, and Iran charges Web sites with "foreign-funded plot"

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The New York Times reported Saturday that owing to the efforts and public attention given to Roxana’s case, new plans are under way to investigate the disappearance two years ago of former F.B.I. agent Robert Levinson, as well as two other missing Americans imprisoned in Iran.  Roxana’s ordeal importantly reminds us that there are others who are also dealing with the hardships of detention.

In an equally germane story, the cyber-crimes unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has gone on the offensive against certain news outlets in the country, including Web sites and magazines, charging them with a “Dutch-funded plot” to undermine the regime.  Borzou Daragahi, who has worked with Roxana before, reports on the charges for the Los Angeles Times.

Written by Keith Kamisugi

April 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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