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Roxana Saberi Leaves Vienna for the United States

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American journalist Roxana Saberi, who spent four months in an Iranian prison, is on her way to the United States.

Robert Hugins, public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Austria, told The Associated Press that Saberi left Vienna this morning on a flight bound for Washington, D.C.

The 32-year-old journalist, who moved to Iran six years ago, was arrested in late January and convicted of spying in a closed-door trial that her Iranian-born father said lasted only 15 minutes.

She was freed on May 11 and spent a week in Austria recuperating. Hugins said Roxana is traveling with her parents and a family friend.


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May 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Roxana Saberi

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  1. As someone from ND, I feel that Roxana lied to the people of ND, America and the world by not telling the truth in the beginning. She also needs to answer why she had confidential docuemnts, why she copied them and what her plans were for them. She is not a hero, she is a convicted criminal and does not deserve praise, she deserves scorn for misleading people for her own personal benefit. Please don’t worship someone who either lies or steals.


    May 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

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