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Roxana Saberi

A trip to Iran to learn more about her family's ancestry became a nightmare for American journalist Roxana Saberi. In January 2009, while she was working in the country, several men showed up at the Iranian-American's door and carted her off to Evin Prison, the notoriously brutal lockup outside Tehran where three American hikers were recently imprisoned. Like Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer, Saberi was accused of being a spy for the U.S.

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Hikers face hard time in Iran's tough Evin prisonupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 15:22:00

The grim stories of two women who endured long-stretches of solitary confinement in Iran's most notorious prison are chilling omens for the two jailed U.S. hikers who each reportedly received an eight-year prison sentence on Saturday.

Saberi recalls captivity in Iranian jail where hiker was heldupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:05:00

In Tehran's Evin Prison, American Sarah Shourd's lonely days must have seemed endless, filled with fear and uncertainty.

Iran has held other Americans in recent yearsupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 13:54:00

The U.S. government is looking into the cases of three American hikers believed to have been seized inside Iran, along the Iraqi border.

Reports: Trial of Baha'is delayed in Iranupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 02:25:00

A death-penalty trial of seven Baha'i prisoners accused of spying for Israel has been delayed, Iranian officials have told family members, according to the U.S. Baha'i Office of External Affairs.

U.S. panel demands release of Baha'is facing trial in Iranupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 07:34:00

Seven Baha'i prisoners face a death-penalty trial Saturday in Iran amid calls for their release from a U.S. panel on religious freedom.

Clinton celebrates journalist's release from Iranupdated: Wed May 27 2009 17:11:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with freed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi on Wednesday, a week after her return from a 100-day ordeal in an Iranian jail.

Journalist who was jailed by Iran returns to U.S.updated: Fri May 22 2009 22:20:00

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi returned to the United States on Friday after enduring a 100-day ordeal in an Iranian jail.

Saberi: 'happy to be home'updated: Fri May 22 2009 22:20:00

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi expresses her joy at returning home after being jailed in Iran for espionage.

Iranian filmmaker's pain over 'fiancee' Saberi's time in jailupdated: Tue May 19 2009 06:39:00

As award-winning Iranian film-maker Bahman Ghobadi walked down the Cannes red carpet for the premiere of his new feature Thursday, the real star of the show was conspicuously absent.

Analysis: What journalist's release means for Iran, U.S. relationsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 08:42:00

Iran's Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said Monday that journalist Roxana Saberi's sentence was commuted as a gesture of "Islamic mercy" because she expressed regret and cooperated with authorities.

Roxana Saberi: 'I'm happy to be free'updated: Sat May 16 2009 11:10:00

Freed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi thanked friends and family Tuesday for their support during her ordeal in an Iranian prison, and said she plans to spend the next few days relaxing.

Journalist's release prompts praise from Washingtonupdated: Mon May 11 2009 18:22:00

An imprisoned Iranian-American journalist accused of spying for the United States was freed Monday, ending a four-month ordeal that became a focal point of tension between Washington and Tehran.

Iranian court to hear journalist's appeal, father saysupdated: Sat May 09 2009 07:28:00

An Iranian court will hear the appeal Sunday of a U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran, the woman's father told CNN on Saturday.

Imprisoned U.S. journalist ends hunger strikeupdated: Wed May 06 2009 05:30:00

A U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran has stopped her hunger strike after more than two weeks, her father said Wednesday.

Journalist jailed in Iran may seek pardonupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 11:21:00

A U.S. journalist imprisoned for spying in Iran may appeal to the Islamic republic's Supreme Leader for a pardon, her father told CNN on Thursday.

Iranian filmmaker urges release of American journalistupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 14:51:00

A well-known Iranian filmmaker has written an open letter calling for the release of journalist Roxana Saberi.

Jesse Jackson offers to go to Iran to help free journalistupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 14:05:00

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has offered to travel to Iran to help release a jailed Iranian-American journalist who was recently convicted of spying.

Journalist arrests not rare, advocates sayupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:46:00

A journalist in Iran and two others in North Korea represent a tiny percentage of journalists worldwide who have been arrested for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group.

Amanpour recaps Iran pardonsupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:46:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour gives historical comparison to Iran's past decisions concerning jailed foreigners.

Iran sentences U.S. journalist to 8 yearsupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 21:12:00

A U.S. journalist in Iran was sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage, her father, lawyer and news reports said Saturday -- a sentence that prompted denunciation from the United States.

Jailed journalist worryingupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 08:51:00

President Obama says he's "gravely concerned" about the American journalist jailed in Iran. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports

Iran orders quick appeal for U.S. journalist, report saysupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 08:51:00

The head of Iran's judiciary Monday ordered a "careful and speedy appeal process" for an Iranian-American journalist who was convicted of spying, Iran's state-run news agency reported.

Obama 'gravely concerned' about U.S. journalist in Iranian prisonupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 02:38:00

President Obama called Sunday for the release of a U.S. journalist convicted of espionage in Iran.

State Department weighs in on Iran spy trialupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 16:33:00

The State Department voiced concern Thursday about the secret trial in Iran of an American journalist on espionage charges, calling it "baseless" and saying her release could aid U.S.-Iranian relations.

Verdict expected soon for U.S. journalist charged in Iranupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 08:36:00

A verdict against an American journalist facing espionage charges in Iran will be handed down in the next few weeks, the judiciary said Tuesday.

American charged in Iranupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 04:04:00

A freelance American journalist has been charged with spying in Iran, state media says. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

U.S. journalist detained in Iran to seek bailupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 04:04:00

A trial date has not been set for an American journalist facing espionage charges in Iran, and her lawyer will argue Saturday that she be released on bail until the case goes to trial.

Father says American journalist held; Iran says she lacked permitupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 16:20:00

An American journalist reported by her father as being detained in Iran had been working there without a permit, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Iran jails U.S. journalistupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 16:20:00

Iranian officials acknowledge a U.S. journalist is in a Tehran prison, but it's not clear why. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

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