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04/06/09

Parents visit Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi in Tehran's Evin prison

Source: Press TV


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

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was arrested in late January, has met with her parents in prison, says her attorney.

"I was with them (Reza and Akiko Saberi) and took them to prison to see her... I am waiting for them to call and tell me about the meeting," Abdolsamad Khoramshahi told AFP.

A family friend also confirmed that the Reza and Akiko Saberi had met the detained journalist on Monday and talked to her for about 20 minutes.

"They told me that she was okay and has been given access to a television and books in the prison," said the friend, wishing to remain unnamed.

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


Roxana Saberi with former Iranian President Mohammad
Khatami.
(photo courtesy of Saberi family)

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who also holds an Iranian passport, was arrested for continuing to work as a journalist Iran after her press card was revoked in 2006.

On Sunday, Khorramshahi announced that Iran's judiciary had formally charged the journalist.

"The indictment has been sent to the branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court... I will see the indictment in the coming days. I have no information about the charges." he said.

It is unlikely that Saberi's US citizenship will affect the course of the legal proceedings related to her case, as Tehran does not recognize dual nationality.


Entrance of Evin Prison

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