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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