Joseph Freeman speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the LA Times. Daragahi has worked with Roxana and has reported from Iran. In this interview, he assesses Roxana’s case and breaks down aspects of Iranian law related to alcohol and press credentials, both of which he posits have little to do with her arrest and detention in Evin prison. For a highly informative article on defense attorneys working within Iran’s judiciary system, read this piece Daragahi wrote in 2007.
Azadeh Moaveni is another reporter who like Daragahi and Saberi has both American and Iranian ties. Apropos of attempting to gain context on the culture, history and political atmosphere of Iran, read her new book Honeymoon In Iran, reviewed in the New York Times today.