Iran leader urges reporter rights
19-Apr-2009 (3 comments)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said an Iranian-American journalist jailed for spying must have her legal right to defend herself. The request came in a letter from his office to Tehran's prosecutor, state media reported, a day after Roxana Saberi was jailed for eight years. The US has expressed dismay over the 31-year-old's sentencing at a secret one-day trial in Tehran.

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Javad Yassari

Yeah, Right!

by Javad Yassari on

Mahmoud to the rescue!  These people have no shame whatsoever, and they actually believe that the rest of the world is as ignorant as some of their rozeh khooni customers in rural areas of Iran. 


Hardliners don't want any relations w/the West!She is the victim

by gol-dust on

Damn Mollahs! Whatever she did did notdeserve jail! However, IRI's jails are full of innocents!


Roxy Saberi

by yolanda (not verified) on

I just visited Press-TV website, it says that Iranian authorities have not commented if Saberi has been sentenced yet. I think it is a positive sign! The article says that the 8 year sentence is claimed by Roxy's lawyer, not the official word. Please stay tuned!