Roxana Saberi to be freed

Reuters reports this morning that Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will be freed soon. Saberi, contributor to PBS, NPR, and other news organizations and a former Miss North Dakota, was arrested in February 2009 after purchasing a bottle of wine. She was later sentenced to an 8 year prison term on charges of espionage. That sentence will now be reduced to a suspended two year sentence and the stipulation that she not report from Iran for 5 years. Her release is imminent. This is great news, especially after reports earlier this week that Saberi had to discontinue a hunger strike due to health concerns.

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