May 11, 2009

Saberi freed*

An Iranian appeals court today freed American journalist Roxana Saberi and suspended the 8-year sentence imposed by a lower court after convicting her on charges of espionage.

*Update: Alan Mutter offered this sobering reminder:
As we celebrate the liberation of journalist Roxana Saberi from prison in Iran, don’t forget that two other innocent American newswomen are being held on similarly trumped-up charges in North Korea.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two correspondents for San Francisco-based Current TV, have been detained in North Korea since March 17, when they were arrested while filming a story at the border between China and North Korea.

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