Perhaps the public pressure had a little something something to do with the Iranian government’s decision to issue a 2-year suspended sentence, but the American journalist has been released. Even Secretary of State Clinton seemed a bit perplexed how it happened at a press conference held earlier. Either way it’s good news for the Saberi family.
She had been accused of being a spy for the US government. Per a Press TV article:
American officials, including President Barack Obama, had dismissed the charges against her as baseless and repeatedly called on Iranian authorities to release Roxana.“She is an American citizen, and I have complete confidence that she was not engaging in any sort of espionage,” said the US president.
Following the calls, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and judiciary officials in the country urged the court to review Saberi’s case with fairness and ensure the administration of justice.
Too bad Delara Darabi couldn’t have been spared as well.
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