Saturday, April 25, 2009
Journalist Roxana Saberi Continues Hunger Strike
Roxana Saberi is now on the fifth day of her hunger strike, according to her American-Iranian father. Saberi is a journalist who had been working for quite some time in Iran when she was arrested by the Iranian government for working without press credential, but this charge was later elevated to espionage. Although she was sentanced to eight years in prison, the sentence has become a major source of contention between the United States and Iran, and her family's lawyer has stated that he is optimistic that the sentence will be overturned or greatly reduced. She plans to continue her hunger strike until freedom.