Sunday, May 3, 2009

Iran will reconsider the case the convicted journalist.

Case journalist Roxana Saber, who was sentenced in Iran for eight years in prison for spying for the United States, will be reviewed. This, according to agency Reuters, on Saturday declared the Foreign Minister of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki.
"From it came a motion for reconsideration, which will be granted in accordance with the norms of justice as well as with the principles of humanity and the Islamic man" - said Mottaki at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone of Japan. Japanese diplomat at the talks expressed concern over the fate of Saber, whose mother was born in Japan.
Recall Saber was arrested in Iran in January 2009 on charges of buying alcohol. She was later charged with the work without accreditation, and of spying for the United States in April and was sentenced to eight years in prison. April 25, defense appealed the verdict.
The father of journalist, Iranian, says that it has declared a hunger strike and is very weakened. Iran's judiciary, in turn, assured that she is not hungry and feels good.
Saber has a dual national of Iran and the United States. In Washington, reported that the allegations of espionage are groundless, and demanded the immediate release of journalist. Meanwhile, the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the judicial authorities of the journalist to provide the full right to defend himself.

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