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TEHRAN, Iran – A lawyer for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran says she has been freed from prison after an appeals court suspended her eight-year jail sentence.

Roxana Saberi, a 32-year-old dual Iranian-American citizen, was convicted last month of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison. An appeals court reduced her jail term on Monday to a two-year suspended sentence.

Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshahi, tells The Associated Press that she was released and is "now out of jail." Earlier Monday, Saberi's father, said he would make plans to return home with his daughter in the next few days. Saberi's parents live in Fargo, North Dakota and had traveled to Iran to seek her release. (article and photo: AP)

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2 comments:

Mary Poppins said...

excelente noticia

Ray Errol Fox said...

Leaving for Taiwan and China this evening for two weeks. Traveling with five or six other journalists. Now I'll try to follow my own advice in "Spy in the Eye of the Beholder" and stay out of trouble, but you must know how that is. I'm not looking to spur any "Free Ray" campaigns, but reassuring to know people like me could always count on caring people like you. Before I leave, I'm posting "A la Cart." If you post this, readers can find it at www.sonofthecucumberking.com . I know you're busy (making the world a more interesting place), but if you read it anytime after midnight over the next 19 hours, you'll see how precarious it is to travel with me--and maybe we can share a laugh through miles of air and land space.

Love your pithy posted comments. Thank you.