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Roxana Saberi is Free!

Roxana Saberi is Free!

Almost 28,000 activists signed the Care2 petition urging the Iranian government to free Roxana Saberi, and these signatures made a difference. Today, American journalist Roxana Saberi walked out of prison in Iran, and is free.

Ms. Saberi appealed her conviction on charges of espionage, and thanks to international pressure on the Iranian government, she received an appeal date of yesterday and her charges were reduced.

You can read more about Ms. Saberi’s appeal and release on the BBC News website. You can also visit FreeRoxana.net to read more about the global campaign to support Ms. Saberi and the Committee to Protect Journalists to learn about the journalists who remain imprisoned in Iran and around the world.

Thank you so much to everyone who signed our petition – it is so heartening to see that when people around the world tap the power of the internet to protest human rights abuses, we really can make a difference.

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12:20PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Amazing!!!!!!!

1:31PM PDT on Apr 28, 2010

Thank you

10:14AM PDT on Jul 13, 2009

Praise God! There our always possibilities when we group in numbers. Thaks to everyone who made this possible including this site. God Bless, Sincerely Diane Lafoe.

11:01AM PDT on Jun 30, 2009

God I have such a huge crush on her even before i knew she was Miss Dakota lol. Glad your finally out of jail. Go Roxana keep up the good work. Love you

4:25PM PDT on May 16, 2009

Carol H. It doesn't mater weather you have dual nationality, Where are you coming from? What nationality R U Most Americans came to this country via Europe. All people need Equal Rights, The only true Americans to Americans was the Americans Indains, And we stoled their land from them, I am Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, German & Cherokee Indian. We helped save a humane live and you complain that it is because she is dual, she had special treatment. ????? where is your heart? Claudia, ladyhawk821

7:04AM PDT on May 16, 2009

THANKS. IT IS A GREAT SUCCESS.

6:57AM PDT on May 16, 2009

THANKS, IT IS A GREAT SUCCESS.
REGARDS,
KAMALESH SEN GUPTA
KOLKATA, INDIA

9:24AM PDT on May 15, 2009

PLEASE REMEMBER Laura Ling and Euna, imprsoned in N.Korea..we must take our voices to our govt. leaders, write them, call them. The media can't discuss the story, because (N Korea) we must keep this loud and clear!!! and support these women! Pray for them.

4:03AM PDT on May 13, 2009

Yes, Claudia, that is just the point- Aung San Suu Kyi's plight is much publicized, because Burma is a much-hated dictatorship. There is no difficulty mobilizing for her & the people of Burma.

But what about the freelance photographer for Reuters, Ibrahim Jassam, whom the US continues to imprison, even though an Iraqi court last December — over 5 months ago — found that there was no evidence to justify his detention & ordered him released. The US — over the objections of the CPJ (the Committee to Protect Journalists), Reporters Without Borders & Reuters — refused to recognize the validity of that Iraqi court order & announced it would continue to keep him imprisoned.

Jassam has been detained since September 2, 2008. U.S. Army Maj. Eric Larson has told CPJ that despite the ruling of the Iraqi court, U.S. military authorities could still detain Jassam if they deemed him a security threat. And they have!

Where are the campaigns and petitions to free him and the other journalists held by the US?

From the CPJ site: "Over the last five years, dozens of journalists -mostly Iraqis- have been detained by U.S.troops without charge, according to CPJ research. In at least 12 cases in Iraq, journalists were held for prolonged periods. No charges were substantiated in any of the cases."

5:20PM PDT on May 12, 2009

US-born journalist Roxana Saberi will be free after an Iranian appeals court cut her eight-year jail sentence for espionage to a suspended two-year term,its great there is Justice if you fight for it, It is small change sine of Iranian Government but it is a great victories of human right.

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