Free Roxana Saberi
Roxana Saberi Charged With Spying By Iran
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been detained in Tehran since January of this year, is now being charged with espionage by the Iranian government. The charges against Saberi have escalated drastically, considering she was originally detained for nothing more than purchasing wine. From the BBC:
Originally she had been accused of the less serious offence of buying a bottle of wine.
The authorities then alleged she had been working as a journalist without a valid press card.
Now the deputy public prosecutor has accused her of the very serious crime of spying. Her lawyer said he had not been allowed to see the papers yet so could not comment on the accusation.
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