Quick Hit: US journalist Roxana Saberi released from jail


Via MSNBC:

A lawyer for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran says she has been freed from prison after an appeals court suspended her eight-year jail sentence.
Abdolsamad Khorramshahi says Roxana Saberi is “now out of jail.”
She was freed after an Iranian appeals court cut her eight-year jail sentence for spying to a suspended two-year term.
The development came a day after an appeals court held a hearing on the case of Saberi, a 32-year-old journalist who has worked for the BBC and U.S. National Public Radio.

You can background on Roxana Saberi’s case here and here.

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