Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Journalist accused of spying on trial in Iran

An Iranian-American journalist accused of spying in Iran has gone on trial this week, the BBC reports.
Roxana Saberi, 31, is being held in Evin prison near Tehran. She worked briefly for the BBC in 2006 and also worked for the American public radio network NPR and the TV network Fox News.
The Justice Ministry said Saberi is being tried in a closed hearing of Iran's revolutionary court, which handles national security cases. A verdict is expected soon. She has been in custody in Tehran since late January.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has demanded her release.

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