In case you haven’t already heard the great news: Journalist Roxana Saberi has been released and will be able to leave Iran.
Iranian authorities have reduced her sentence from eight years to a two-year suspended sentence, meaning if Saberi commits a crime in the next five years, the two-year sentence would take effect.
From the NYT:
Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based group, said that he was ‘thrilled’ that Ms. Saberi has been released from prison and that he looked forward to welcoming her home.
‘But this is also a moment to reflect on the difficult conditions that Iranian journalists endure every day,’ Mr. Simon said. ‘Several Iranian journalists remain jailed today. We urge they be given the same opportunity for judicial review that was afforded to Roxana Saberi.’
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