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Iranian American Journalist Arrested

March 1, 2009



Authorities in Iran have arrested and detained an American freelance journalist who has reported for NPR, the BBC and other news organizations.

Iran ‘holds unlicensed’ reporter. BBC

Roxana Saberi, 31, was born in the United States to an Iranian-born father and Japanese-born mother. Saberi moved to Iran six years ago and was arrested in Tehran almost a month ago. In an interview with NPR, her father, Reza Saberi, said he last heard from her on Feb. 10. NPR