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Saberi's parents in Iran to pursue her case

Press TV - The parents of a freelance Iranian-American journalist have arrived in Tehran to visit their daughter who is currently in police custody.

Reza Saberi and his wife, Akiko, arrived in Iran from North Dakota on Sunday to pursue the release of their daughter, Roxana Saberi.

The 31-year-old US-born Roxana, who also holds an Iranian passport, was arrested in Iran in late January for continuing to "illegally" work as a journalist after her press card was revoked in 2006.

Roxana Saberi has reported for the BBC and the US-based National Public Radio, and Fox News

Her lawyer, Abdolsamad Khorramshai, said on Sunday that Saberi's parents hope to meet with Iranian authorities later on in the day and seek permission to see their daughter.

Earlier on March 6, Tehran's deputy prosecutor for security issues Hassan Haddad said the investigations into Saberi's case have been carried out and added that "she will be released within a few days."

Saberi is held in custody in Iran's Evin house of detention.

She has reportedly threatened to go on a hunger strike should she remain in custody.

"She is saying she will go on a hunger strike if they keep her there. I tried to calm her down. I told her we are doing everything and to just hold on. Don't give in. We will try to secure her release," Roxana's father told Reuters earlier in March.

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