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Iranian Court Hears Appeal by Jailed US-Iranian Journalist Roxana Saberi

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10 May 09 | VOA News

The Iranian judiciary, under world pressure to revise the conviction of jailed U.S.-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi on charges of “spying for the United States,” has heard her appeal. Her attorney says he is optimistic that the court will revise the verdict.

An Iranian court has heard the appeal of jailed American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was convicted last month on espionage charges and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Her attorney, Abdolsamad Khorramshai, told reporters outside the court-house he is optimistic Saberi’s sentence would be reduced. He also noted that he was able to present a credible defense, unlike during the first trial.

He says he and his colleague were given enough time to present Saberi’s defense and she had enough time to defend herself. We told them all we had to say, he adds, and then they ended the session. The appeal verdict will probably come within the next few days. >>>

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10 May 2009 at 11:12 pm

Posted in International, Iran, US

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