Iran

Roxana Saberi interviewed

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced last month in Tehran to eight years in prison on a phony charge of spying and then released, is interviewed on National Public Radio. (The charge that she illegally bought wine was phony too.)

Among other things, she talked about political prisoners she met in Evin prison who have not received as much publicity as her case did.

“Many of them are still there today; they don’t enjoy the kind of international support that I did. And they’re not willing to give in to pressures to make false confessions or to sign off to commitments not to take part in their activities once they’re released; they would rather stay in prison and stand up for those principles that they believe in.”

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