Monday, May 11, 2009

US Journalist Freed in Iran

Good news from Iran: American reporter Roxana Saberi, arrested in Iran in January and convicted of espionage last month, has been freed. Via Fox News:
An American reporter jailed in Iran on espionage charges was to be freed Monday and can leave the country immediately, her lawyer said after an appeals court suspended her eight-year prison sentence.

However, an Iranian judiciary source told Reuters that freelance journalist Roxana Saberi has already been freed from Tehran's Evin jail.

Saberi, a 32-year-old dual American-Iranian national who grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, was convicted last month of spying for the U.S. and sentenced to eight years in prison. An appeals court heard her case on Sunday.

Thank God for this answered prayer! Please continue to pray for American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who are facing similar trumped charges in North Korea after being kidnapped by guards as they were filming a story about human trafficking along the Chinese border.

2 comments:

Randy Williams said...

Amen! Let us do continue to remember Laura Ling and Euna Lee in prayer as well as all the oppressed. Good job on the blog! Randy

CyberPastor said...

Great news about this hostage!