Friday, March 6, 2009
A glimmer of hope in the case of Roxana Saberi, the American journalist thrown into prison by Iran may be coming home. The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the Iranian government claims to have wrapped up its investigation opening the way for her release. The initial reports this morning came from Reuters.
The Iranians snatched Saberi more than a month ago for "buying wine." Roxana worked as a reporter at the Fargo NBC station where I was news director. Her case has the full attention of North Dakota's Congressional delegation and yesterday Secretary of State Clinton called for her immediate release. Let's keep our fingers crossed.