April 14, 2009

Trial begins for American journalist in Iran

Per The New York Times, the trial of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, 31, has begun and a verdict is expected in the next three weeks. She is being accused of spying for the United States.

The Web site Free Roxana Saberi has had an active presence on both Twitter and Facebook, advocating for Saberi's release. Here are a few of its latest tweets and responses to the account:

  1. Free Roxana Saberi
    freeroxana LA Times reporter Borzou Daragahi discusses Roxana’s case http://tinyurl.com/dgqwux
  2. Free Roxana Saberi
    freeroxana Roxana at top of NYT homepage: http://www.nytimes.com/
  3. Lorraine Thompson
    WritersKitchen (Hudson Valley, N.Y.) RT @noelleee: Here’s a great one for #followfriday: @freeroxana. Keep abreast of how you can help free journalist from Iranian detainment
  4. Michael Luo
    michaelluo (New York, N.Y.) NYT on Roxana Saberi, Iranian-American journalist, held in Iran on espionage charges. http://is.gd/smEd Follow @freeroxana for latest.
  5. Sam Taylor
    samtaylormusic (New York, N.Y.) RT: Following @freeroxana to support Roxana Saberi, American journalist detained in Iran.

Here's some other reaction from the Twitterverse regarding these latest developments in Iran:

  1. reginajmc
    reginajmc (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Can't believe journo (and fellow Cobber) Roxana Saberi now charged with espionage: http://tinyurl.com/ckua8p
  2. Walker Burns
    wajobu (New England) @nprpolitics Oh, and I think that the fact that Roxanna Saberi is being held hostage by Iran can't get enough airplay.
  3. jenniferhdaniel
    jenniferhdaniel (N.C./S.C.) Think about Roxana Saberi and your rights to free speech today.
  4. George Jobson
    GeorgeJobson (Kalamazoo, Mich.) @HuffNewswire Iran should let Roxana Saberi go!
  5. John T. Hoffoss
    jth (Minneapolis, Minn.) An Iranian judge (!) charges Saberi with espionage. http://is.gd/sowv I don't think this will end well.

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