Apr 14, 2009

Trial of U.S. journalist under way

Iranian officials revealed today that the trial of American journalist Roxana Saberi, 31, is already a day old. Iran has charged Saberi with being a spy.

From the NYT:
“She is charged with spying for foreigners,” the judiciary official, Alireza Jamshidi, told ISNA, a news agency. “The first session of the trial was held yesterday, and she defended herself for the last time.”

Mr. Jamshidi said the trial was being held behind closed doors because the charges against her were related to national security. “She was spying for America,” he said.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that the United States is “deeply concerned” about the espionage charges and has asked Iranian diplomats for help in obtaining Ms. Saberi’s immediate release.


Bucky said...

If she has our luck she'll get laid off while she's in jail.

Anonymous said...

Under way is two words.